So in the past year I've learned a lot of healthy/unhealthy things that are linked to multiple disease states or just morbidities that can lead to greater problems. The highest three things are:
Smoking and/or drug use
Diabetes Melitis (which is highly linked to lifestyle and obesity)
The thing about these three factors is that they're relatively preventable and long-term exposures. I.e. smoking once won't kill you nor will eating one burger. Aside from Type 1 Diabetes, it is relatively preventable if you maintain a healthy lifestyle (there are exceptions of course). However, I think most people should know that there are multiple things, whether via one-time exposure or repeated exposures, are "bad" for you and you're aware of the risks/costs, but you do it anyway. Such as having unprotected sex or not having a healthy lifestyle.
So my question is, what do YOU do that you know isn't good for your health, but for whatever reason, you do it anyway.
Mine is definitely my diet and (lack-of) physical activity. I love food so freaking much and I am a very emotional eater (I eat when I'm emotional, whether that emotion is happy or sad). I also hate physical activity and often put it in the back-burner if I have any reason to (exams, have plans, tired etc.). I do my best to try and eat healthily when I can and exercise every so often, but literally I haven't worked out in a month and my diet has been so shit lately and i know it's bad for me, but for now, yolo. I do not, however, drink excessively or smoke (or do drugs).
What do you do? Care to share?
Oh and I don't sleep nearly enough but that's the life of a med student.