CRACKED investigates the scientific links between our lifestyle choices and our physical and mental health.
We’re all trying to do the best we can in today’s busy world, but sometimes we come to rely on unhealthy crutches to get us through our days. We drink caffeine in the morning to wake up and alcohol in the evening to wind down. Sugary treats are an afternoon staple, TV binge sessions are far more appealing than moving our bodies, and meditation is just another item on the never-ending to-do list.
Slowly our health dwindles and our lack of vitality becomes our new normal. Many people go on like this for years, or even decades, even in the face of life-limiting disease.
So why do we struggle to give up unhealthy foods and habits even when we know they're probably killing us?