Worst Health Habits - How to Deal with Your Worst Health Habits
Just how bad is it to eat a whole bag of chips in one sitting? Or sip more than one glass of wine a day? Here, a ranking of the things we do when we think no one's looking and how to stop.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
One tune-fueled cardio session could be enough to damage your ears. Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium found that after 60 minutes of listening to pop-rock on earbuds or headphones (at 50 to 100 percent of an iPod's maximum volume), subjects suffered significant short-term hearing deterioration. Over time, repeated exposure to loud music can lead to permanent damage. These days hearing loss is becoming more and more common in young people.
Turn down the volume. If you exercise in a noisy setting, try sound-isolating headphones. They block ambient noise, so you can hear your music at a lower volume.