bad habit

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A patterned behaviour regarded as detrimental to one’s physical or mental health, which is often linked to a lack of self-control
Examples Alcohol or drug abuse, consumption of tobacco in any form, overeating, regular ‘junk food’ consumption, late-night ‘partying,’ and compulsive activities including gambling, shopping, sexual addiction, and others
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bad habit

Unhealthy habit Clinical medicine A patterned behavior regarded as detrimental to physical or mental health, which is often linked to a lack of self-control. Cf Good habit.
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Patient discussion about bad habit

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of diet ?

A. Eating a lot of red meat is considered to be a risk factor for developing colon cancer, and therefore it is advised not to eat too much of it. On the other hand, a diet rich with vegetables and fruit is considered very good because of the high fiber content, which is very benefitial for your gastrointestinal system. A diet poor with high fiber products is also considered a risk factor for the developement of colon cancer. White meat has a high content of fat and cholesterol, and is also not very recommended to be eating a lot of.

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Most of us have unhealthy habits that we'd like to break.
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Fingers is a pet iguana who has an unhealthy habit of gulping down nails, screws, and coins.
Whereas Cigarettes Are Sublime, Klein's last book, was a sly and successful apologia for an unhealthy habit, Eat Fat is a freak show, an absurd artifact advancing a thesis so exaggerated that its occasional interesting facts - among them, that doctors who draft studies supporting weight-loss drugs often work for the drugs' manufacturers - are lost in the folds of its hyperbole.
For instance, smokers who quit are exchanging that one unhealthy habit for a greatly lowered risk of disability and/or premature death.
It will also encourage people to reduce their unhealthy habit of drinking soft drinks and overeating.
For the 28 days of the Challenge, client are instructed to eliminate one unhealthy habit, food or food group from their lifestyle.
I AM a non-smoker; I gave up the unhealthy habit on June 25, 1994.
In reply to a recent letter from A Lloyd (Why Lay Off The Booze, 4.1.07), as a non-smoker I will defend the right of a smoker to partake of this unhealthy habit without the intervention of Government or State.
When life changes--when we move, or develop or lose a significant relationship, or change jobs, or add to our family, or begin a religious practice, or eliminate an unhealthy habit, or start a new year--we have the opportunity to hold on to and to let go of our past, of the familiar.
Abu Dhabi: Most university students who smoke dokha agree that it's an unhealthy habit, but consider themselves to be healthy, according to student-led research into the trend.