I wanted to share the things I started doing since gaining 2 years of med school knowledge!
Remember that I am still a measly med student, so take it with a grain of salt.
1. I now put on sunscreen religiously. Want to keep skin cancer and wrinkles at bay.
2. I finally got my HPV vaccine. Sorry too lazy to find the statistics, but the vaccine *DRASTICALLY* reduces cervical cancer risk.
3. I always pee after sexual intercourse. Reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.
4. I drink a lot of water. Since my intake of caffeine has skyrocketed, I was getting dehydration headaches all the time since caffeine is a diuretic. I didn’t think it would actually make that big of a difference, but at least for me, it has. I aim for 1L/day.
5. I will never smoke. Ever. Not that I ever did or had the intention to, but having learned how TERRIBLE it is, I definitely stay far away from it. It’s pretty much the worse thing you can do to your body.
7. I will never do cocaine. Never have/never will because It can cause heart attack. The mechanism is NOT related to dose consumed, so even a little bit might do it.
8. I learned to NOT assume the relationship between people. I used to ask “is this your mom?” etc. but learned the hard way that assumptions often lead to undesirable awkwardness.
9. I will NOT share drinks with people I don’t know anymore. Never know what other people have.
10. I don’t drink alcohol before bed as it’s considered bad “sleep hygiene” and will decrease sleep quality.
What are some habits you’ve changed after learning its effect on the human body?