I always thought I took care of myself pretty well, but I’m totally guilty of #1 right off the bat!

Sometimes, our days pass by in large part on autopilot. We wake up and go about our routines without a thought in the world.

However, there are some things that we would be better off paying attention to during the day, things that I personally never thought twice about.

That’s because they are some of the most common things we should stop doing to our bodies right away — they are so simple, but can have such a huge impact on our day-to-day well-being.

I know that I am guilty of almost every single one of these, but especially #7. If I made a conscious effort to change the way I treat my body in these small ways, who knows how much better I would feel when I woke up in the morning? It’s got to be worth a try!

Will you pay more attention to the little things that you do to your body every day? How many of these are you guilty of already? Let us know in the comments.

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1. Breathing Too Shallowly

1. Breathing Too Shallowly

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There is more than just one single way to breathe, and most of us aren’t doing it right. Chest breathing is the most common, but it’s much better to breathe with the belly or diaphragm. This deeper breathing can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and improve endurance.

2. Exercising Too Often

2. Exercising Too Often

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Studies have shown that exercising six days a week can make your body think that it is being overexerted. A more moderate workout (say, four days a week) might just be the ticket to slimming down without overdoing it.

3. Wearing The Wrong Shoes

3. Wearing The Wrong Shoes

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Your feet aren’t the only things at risk if you wear a bad pair of shoes: you can also end up suffering from severe joint and neck pain without the proper support. If your doctor tells you to find a better pair of shoes, do it! Replacing your joints is a lot harder than replacing your shoes.