5 Things Your Doctor Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

Your doctor cannot always be by your side, but if he could spend some quality time with you, there are some simple stay-well tips he would definitely give you. Among other things, he would say, “Please do not…

Cough and sneeze without covering your mouth, especially if you’re in a movie theater, aircraft or other closed environs, where it takes just seconds to catch an infection. Do everyone a favor—direct those germs into a handkerchief or heavy-duty tissue.

Scarf down doughnuts and muffins in the morning. Sugary treats give you nothing but empty calories. Worse, they send your blood sugar levels shooting up and bring them crashing down soon after, leaving you drained at the start of the day. So, please enjoy a protein-rich breakfast featuring eggs, whole-grain cereal and yogurt. You’ll stay trim and feel energetic all day.

Touch your skin all the time: countless times a day, people tend to absently pick at their skin, touch their face, chew on their nails, dig their nose. This makes doctors wince, because they know our hands carry all sorts of germs. Their advice: wash hands often and keep them away from your skin.

Take the elevator every time: it’s a common sight to see people queuing up even to get to the second floor. A cardiologist watching this would certainly be upset, and ask, “Why not take the stairs and give your heart a good aerobic workout?”

Tune up your iPod to more than 70% of its max volume: it can damage your ears. Advice from an ear-specialist: “Invest in noise-canceling headphones if you can’t hear the music in noisy surroundings.”


Love This? Never Miss Another Story.


Silvia W.
Silvia W.2 years ago

Lentils and brown rice make a good and quick porridge for breakfast. A dash of soy or almond milk and a drizzle of honey or a tablespoon of peanut butter make it taste scrumptious!

Catherine Hein
Catherine Hein2 years ago

i know of all of these and their risk i thought it would 5 unexpected things

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago


Angela Roquemore
Angela Roquemore2 years ago

It bugs me too and Ilm not a doctor!

Kim W.
Kim W.2 years ago

A well balanced diet from a well balance OMNIVORE stance, limited processed foods, and plenty of exercise will make all the difference in the world.

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia2 years ago


Galina Medyanova
Galina Medyanova2 years ago

Thanks for good tips.

katarzyna phillips

some good points raised not only from the article, but from people too! breakfast should be down to preference [especially where animals and dairy are involved]. people touching their skin all the time can be a sign of nerves too, but it infuriates me when you see people with long hair sitting on the bus or train, flicking it and all the loose hairs come away. GROSS! as for the tips about using the stairs and the earplugs, i couldn't agree more! your body will thank you later for it!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!