23 Things We Overlook, But Should Take More Seriously

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We humans are not really good at choosing the right things to focus on. For instance, while you think the biggest threat to your well-being is a potential terrorist attack, you’ll probably die of a heart attack since you eat awful things every day. Here are 25 of those things we keep overlooking but should pay more attention to!

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1. Stress

Stress causes our body to be overloaded biologically and all the systems in the body wear out as a result. So, what does that mean? You’ll be more prone to getting heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

2. Concussions

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The sudden swelling of the brain is usually fatal. So, you better be more careful.

3. Arthritis

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Particularly rheumatoid arthritis. It’s not something you can't just take Tylenol for, it really changes your life. The reason for this is that rheumatoid arthritis can affect more than just your joints. It has the potential to also damage your skin, eyes, heart, lungs, and even blood vessels.

4. Power tools

There is a reason that professionals use gloves or glasses. You should always put your safety first. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, power tools cause an average of 124,126 injuries in the United States every year!

5. Group think

Also known as “herd mentality,” group think is a phenomenon that suggests that people in large groups are actually quite dumb, impulsive, and really bad at making decisions. And most of the time they don’t even realize when they fall prey to it.

6. Psychological abuse

There is a widespread notion that there is nothing to complain about if you weren’t beaten. Unfortunately, psychological and emotional abuse can have much worse consequences than physical ones. Like post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide...

7. Antibiotic resistance

There are certain types of bacteria that can develop resistance to antibiotics. This can increase the use of drugs.

8. Owning dogs

The number of people that drop dogs off at shelters because they “aren’t cute anymore” or “they require too much attention” can be disheartening. According to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 3.9 million dogs enter shelters every year and 1.2 million of them are euthanized.

9. Diabetes

It doesn’t just mean that you can’t eat sugar. It means that you’ll go blind, your fingers will start to rot and fall off, and you’ll have to get all the blood in your body constantly replaced by a machine. And then it will kill you. So if you’re lucky enough to not have type 2 diabetes, get out and exercise.

10. Dental hygiene

Keep your teeth healthy or you’ll have to get fake ones. And it’s not that easy, it’ll be painful and expensive.

11. Depression

Depression is more than being sad or unhappy. The biochemistry of the brain gets all screwed and it’s not very easy to understand for those who’ve never experienced clinical depression. So it doesn’t go away when you say “chill, man!”

12. Being alone

You can think that it’s peaceful and comfortable, but being alone for too long can have serious impacts on your brain. This is why solitary confinement is in fact quite brutal, as far as punishments are concerned.

13. Sleep

In our modern world, people even brag about how little sleep they get. Unfortunately, though, lack of sleep can lead to numerous illnesses and even lower your life expectancy.

14. Texting while driving

It's one of the most dangerous things a person can do in everyday life. While driving is dangerous enough, not giving attention to the road and texting is pretty much fatal.

15. Ocean acidification

Unfortunately, this situation complicates the work of organisms that form their own skeleton with the calcium carbonate from the ocean. This is bad because marine calcifying organisms (like coral) have a hard time forming calcium carbonate. Put simply, coral has trouble forming in such conditions.

16. The bee die-off

As a result of insecticides and human-caused climate disruption, a large number of bees are disappearing. This is threatening because they are the insecticides and human-caused climate disruption, a large number of bees are disappearing.

17. Mass paranoia

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No matter how obsessively we think that the world is doomed for good and nothing’s going to be better, there is, in fact, less violence and death in the world than 50 years ago. Perhaps this paranoia is because the Internet is now showing us every misery on earth every minute.

18. Human trafficking

There are nearly 30 million slaves in the world today. Of course, the world population is higher than it has ever been, but that is also more slaves than there have ever been in history. And slavery has been outlawed by almost every country.

19. OCD

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OCD is more than having things in order. Actually, it can mess up your entire life. If you really have OCD, medications, and therapy may be the only thing that can give you your life back.

20. Added sugar

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If you are drinking something other than water, you are probably taking much more sugar into your body than you need. Go back and re-read what we wrote about diabetes!

21. Sitting

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Many jobs today don’t involve much activity. And to add on to that, we sit in the car, we sit at home. Our society is very immobile. The fact is that sitting for more than even a few hours has some really negative consequences if it is done every day for a really long time. Pro-tip: every hour get up and walk around for 5 minutes.

22. Diet

Your diet and lifestyle will directly influence your after 30 years. So if you don’t start eating healthy immediately, every year will be worse than the last.

23. Melanom

It’s the easiest cancer to prevent but only if you catch it in time. If you don’t catch it then it is one of the most fatal. Wear sunscreen.

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