Childhood Habits Can Have An Adverse Effect On Your Adult Life If You Do Not Change Them

Our childhood has a lot to do with how we live as adults, whether we believe it or not. Even years after these seemingly harmless acts, the biological side of them turns out to have crucial consequences. Picking your nose, sleeping with the light on, and biting your nails are a few examples.

Carry A Heavy Backpack

If you carried a heavy backpack as a child, it might explain why you suffer from chronic back pain now. A 2004 study found that adults with chronic back pain complained about pain and their backpacks years ago.

Keeping Your Light On While You Sleep

As a child, some children are afraid of the dark and prefer to sleep with the bedroom light on in order to prevent any disturbances to sleep. According to a study conducted in 2018, if you still do this in your adult life, you might be exposed to a higher risk of depression in your adult life.

Nose Picking

A study published in 2006 found that nose pickers had a 51% higher chance of carrying the bacteria S. aureus – a bacteria that commonly resides in the nasal cavity and is responsible for many types of infections.

Too Much TV Watching

Children who watch too much television have lower verbal IQ scores than their peers who do not watch too much television, according to a study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. Similarly, kids who spend too much time immersed in a screen may have attention deficits during adolescence due to spending too much time in front of their screens.

Overconsumption Of Sugary Drinks

A lack of exercise and excessive consumption of fruit juices can lead to poor oral health and can also lead to large weight gain in the body.

Thumb Sucking

There is no doubt that as you get older, you will grow out of the habit of thumb-sucking, but it can still leave some long term side effects, such as affecting your teeth’s alignment, or even affecting the roof of your mouth.

Nail Biting

As we all know, nail biting is a habit hard to break for many children and even adults. In addition to damaging your teeth, nail biting can also damage the tissue that makes your nails grow, or cause an infection in the skin around your nails.

The Sedentary Lifestyle

Sedentary behavior as a child can have negative effects on your adult life as well. Children who have healthy activity levels when they are young are more likely to have healthy activity levels as they mature.

A Victim Of Bullying Or A Bully

According to a 2013 study, bullying can have a significant impact on your mental health even if you were never the victim, but if you were the victim it can affect your mental health as an adult.

Routine Chores

If you were raised doing chores, I think you probably thought they were the most annoying thing in the world. Nevertheless, Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the book ‘How to Raise an Adult,’ argues that children who are raised doing chores will grow into independent, empathetic, and collaborative adults in the future.

Holding Your Breath

If a child frequently holds his or her breath when he or she is frustrated or upset, they may experience long-term health problems in the future such as blackouts, cardiac arrests, or other long-term health problems.


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obese children have a greater chance of becoming obese adults, and the risk of developing health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease is that much greater with obesity.

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