9 Everyday Habits You Don’t Realize Could Shorten Your Life

Midnight snacking

That sweet or salty late night treat that you just can’t resist may increase your risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to research out of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. “This habit increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes because in time you will not only have high triglycerides levels after your night meal [but permanently],” says study author Ruud Buijs, Ph.D. Triglycerides are dangerous blood fats that accumulate in fatty tissue (mostly around the belly) and you can’t get rid of them so easily, he explains. “The best thing to do would be to eat as little as possible at night and keep about 11 to 12 hours between your evening meal and the next meal (breakfast).” Here are 15 more everyday habits that are secretly ruining your health.

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