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

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.

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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References in classic literature ?
When the mystery was explained, the elders were well pleased, and Rose received a vote of thanks, which made her feel as if she had done a service to her country, as she had, for every boy who grows up free from bad habits bids fair to make a good citizen.
But yet you are fully convinced that he will be sure to learn when he gets rid of certain old bad habits, and when common sense and science have completely re- educated human nature and turned it in a normal direction.
He has no bad habits and he's a great worker, and you can depend on him.
There he has lived ever since, growing older and sinking lower, often near fortune but always missing it, a slave to bad habits, weak and dissolute if you like, but ever keeping up his voluntary sacrifice, ever with that unconquerable longing for one last glimpse of his own country and his own people.
He concluded, "that for his own part, he could have been content to keep me in his service as long as I lived; because he found I had cured myself of some bad habits and dispositions, by endeavouring, as far as my inferior nature was capable, to imitate the HOUYHNHNMS.
His sister Mary Ann will require watching,' continued she, 'but she is a very good girl upon the whole; though I wish her to be kept out of the nursery as much as possible, as she is now almost six years old, and might acquire bad habits from the nurses.
Counseling, in combination with medication, helps increase your chances of success, but it's also important to be in the right mindset to achieve your goal--and this is something that applies to giving up any bad habit.
GOING commando is, apparently, the top bad habit in a survey about how people approach housework.
A bad habit paints a clear picture of your behavior," says Gary Small, MD, director of the UCLA Center on Aging.
Bad habit #7: Checking email constantly aka "Email reaction mode"
BAD HABIT SOCIALISING FILLED WITH ALCOHOL EFFECT ON HEALTH: When you get busy discussing the deals, strategies and targets, you lose the track of your alcohol intake.
In order to kick a bad habit, whether it's overeating or biting your nails, you have to consciously coach your autopilot self.