How Does Modern Lifestyle Affect Your Health?

The world never stops from evolving. Currently, Millennials are the largest active generation, with most young adults being between 19 and 36. In truth, the demographic definition of Millennials doesn’t only rely on a date of birth, but on their behavioral patterns too. In other words, there are older and younger individuals who have also adopted the millennial lifestyle. Consequently, they can be described as Millennials too, as they represent a social change. Millennials are, as the medias like to paint them, deeply involved with social media communication. They don’t only like to use social media platforms, but they also understand how to make the most of these. Additionally, being young adults, the Millennials are more likely to be seen working hard throughout the day to make a living. They are extremely ambitious, and therefore not afraid to work – assuming they agree with the business strategy. As a result, in the evening, the Millennials can be found relaxing with friends, often with a glass of alcohol – or a whole bottle. But, while these social habits define the Millennials, it is still unclear how they affect the health of young adults.

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Lack Of Sleep Damages Your Health

For Millennials, working hard is the best way to reach their professional goals. However, while Millennials are often said to value their work/life balance, self-employed freelancers and entrepreneurs are not afraid to cumulate extreme working hours and neglect their sleeping pattern. It’s a common belief that if you just work another extra hour, then you can finish the project. In truth, the more you work, the least productive you are. More importantly, the worst it is for your brain to get back to a normal sleeping cycle. As a result, you may find yourself suffering from lack of sleep. Tiredness is only the first phase of it. Lack of sleep can clog up your thinking patterns and weaken your immune system. Ultimately, it makes you less efficient, less smart, less healthy, and it also affects your mood. In short, go to bed when you are tired!

Alcohol Has Lasting Impacts

When it comes to relaxing at the end of a long day, alcohol is always part of the plan. However, you may not know how alcohol affects your body. Alcohol is above all a toxic substance. Consequently, it will affect the way your body function, creating inflammation in the tissues in the long term. In the short term, alcohol interferes directly with your nervous system: Loss of coordination, slurred speech, and even clouded thinking. All these are brain functions that are temporarily disabled or weakened. In the long term, they may remain disabled if you drink too much. So maybe switch to a glass of apple juice tonight?

Social Media Changes Your Brain

Human beings crave for social approval. As a result, using social media delivers a form of social recognition. However, the abundance of social approval marks, such as likes, are now creating self-confidence issues among the youngest part of the population. People may find themselves feeling worthless because a selfie didn’t recollect a satisfactory quantity of likes. Others might detach themselves from independent thinking in a Pavlovian attempt to post similar content to what it known to perform online. Consequently, over-sexualized selfies are common in the social media sphere, begging for the extra like that shows you matter. I selfie therefore I am, that’s what social media is doing to your brain.

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Sarah Ruhlman is the founder and editor of Sarah Scoop.com. Sarah is a lifestyle blogger, online influencer and television personality. Email sarah@sarahscoop.com to connect and work together.

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