Six Bad Habits That Aren’t Actually That Bad at All

Six Bad Habits That Aren’t Actually That Bad at All

Have you ever been tagged lazy for sleeping in? Does skipping a workout make you feel guilty? While these are traditionally known as bad habits, new research says that some of these bad habits might actually be good for you. Here is a round-up of six habits that were considered bad, but when done in moderation are a-okay!

“Bad Habits” That Actually Aren’t so Bad

Staying Under the Covers

Next time you hit the snooze button, don’t feel guilty! Research shows that allowing your biological clock to wake you up a few times a week can be good for you. It increases metabolism, reduces the risk of depression and will have you feeling refreshed and well rested through the week. So enjoy a guilt free snooze this weekend.

Drinking a Lot of Coffee

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Can’t start your day without a cup of freshly brewed coffee? You’re not alone. Consuming a healthy amount of coffee each day is quite alright. Between one and four cups of coffee a day has the chemicals that stimulate your brain, and thereby increase productivity, reduce the risk of gallstones and kidney stones, and boost physical endurance. Don’t overdo the number of cups, and you’ll be good to go.

Skipping Workouts Once in a While

Have you hit that sweet spot in your workout regime where you have finally found your groove? If you want to skip a few workouts once in a while, it is your body’s way of telling you to take a break! This is not always a bad thing, it means it gives your body some time to heal between workouts and your body will thank you for it later.

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Fidgeting Ain’t so Bad

Recent studies prove that fidgeting is a great way to burn off those extra calories. In fact, people who fidget burn approximately 350 more calories than those who don’t. So the next time you sit next to a person constantly tapping their knee, it won’t be a bad idea to join them!

Giving in to Your Cravings

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Are you going on a diet to get your body summer-ready? While it is never a bad time to start eating healthy, going off all your favorite foods at the same time will leave you with overpowering cravings you that are almost impossible to fight. To make sure you stick to your diet, it’s not terrible to give into your cravings sometimes, just remember portion control!

Skip a Shower Once in a While

Studies show that skipping a shower once in a while does your body a lot of good. Showers strip your body of good bacteria, and occasionally skipping a shower will preserve the body oils on your skin, leaving it hydrated.

Now stop feeling bad about your occasional guilty pleasures, and remember everything in moderation!

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