Bad Habits That Are Actually Good for You

Bad Habits That Are Actually Good for You

Bad habits, everyone has them. But studies have shown that some can actually benefit you and your health.

Drinking Coffee

If you moderate your coffee intake and only drink small amounts it can actually be good for your health instead of bad, this means no more than 3 cups a day, accompanied with plenty of water in between. Caffeine can help speed up your metabolism, boost exercise endurance and reduce the risk of gallstones and kidney stones. A Harvard Medical study found that women who drink 2 or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to be depressed. It also found that women who were drinking 3 cups of coffee a day had reduced risk of age-related diabetes.

Fidgeting

Research suggests that fidgeting, in adults, can help burn up to an extra 350 calories per day.

Swearing

Swearing is not acceptable in every situation so you need to watch out for this one. Studies have shown that swearing should be reserved for crises only, as it has been proven to cause short-term pain relief, this is apparently bad news if you swear every day though as the pain relief experienced lessons. Separate studies have shown that swearing at work could actually be beneficial to employees as it helps them cope with stress better and can even lower stress levels.

Skipping a Shower

It’s not recommended to do this all the time, but every so often it could prove beneficial to your health and the environment. Research suggests that showering every day strips your skin of natural oils and good bacteria that help your skin stay healthy and can also help prevent disease.

Losing your Temper

Venting your emotions is good for your health and can help reduce stress levels. Now that’s not to say that you should be losing for cool over any and everything because let’s be honest, no one wants to be around someone who is constantly angry and running their mouth. Studies have found that men who bottled up their anger about work, instead of venting about it, were at increased risk of a heart attack.

 

Daydreaming

Daydreaming – the ultimate procrastination, the pinnacle of laziness…or maybe not. Daydreaming has been linked to increased problem-solving skills and people being more focused and active when it comes to routine tasks. Although daydreaming may cause you to take longer to do a task there and then, it could actually help you figure stuff out in your life, and who doesn’t need that!

 

 

Sighing

I’m bad for this one myself, sometimes I don’t even realise I’m doing it until I get a tut and a slightly annoyed comment from my gran saying I have a “bad attitude.” However, sighing could actually be giving you optimal lung function by bringing in twice the amount of air than a normal breath, in turn inflating the alveoli in the lungs, which have a tendency to collapse.

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