Knowing is not even half the battle

You never make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it's no longer a mistake, it's a choice. What we essentially are is a series of bad choices.

If knowing alone made us wise, then every senior citizen would be a Zen Master. That is why Bodhidharma said, "All know the Way, but few actually walk it."

Attaining realization is not about what we know, but what we do with that knowledge. Meditating for sentient beings to be freed of their suffering doesn't make you a Buddhist any more than simply thinking about buying a lottery ticket makes you a millionaire. Treat every person in-need as an invitation to be of-service, and then you'd be putting compassion into action.

Buddhist Boot Camp urges you to roll up your sleeves and actually help anyone in need; to align your habits with what you already know is best. It all begins with you and the decisions you make. Start with behavior patterns, food choices, and deciding how to most effectively use your time, money and talent to benefit others.

Pretend every person you meet is the Buddha, and you wouldn't be greedy, hateful or disrespectful toward anyone. Stop trying so hard to always be right or to prove yourself superior to others, and strive to connect with people instead. We are all in this boat together.

Answer me this: what is detrimental to your health? 
Why are you still doing it?