While growing up as children, we have been reprimanded, warned and advised to discard certain habits that were labelled as bad. Some of these behavior we have been able to get rid of while others are stuck with us like glue. As unbelievable as it sounds there are some supposed ‘bad habits’ that actually aren’t so bad and are even to some extent good for your health. Let’s take a look at some bad habit that you might want to keep indulging in:
GOSSIPING-First off on our list is gossiping. Yup, you read that correctly honey! EVERYBODY loves to gossip every now and then provided the subject of discussion isn’t them. The very next time you feel guilty about gossiping and laughing about a colleague at work just remember that you’re helping your body release feel good hormones that helps with stress and anxiety.
COFFEE- While drinking too much coffee can be bad for your health, maintaining a couple cups of coffee daily can actually enhance your metabolism, increase your exercise endurance and even prevent certain health problems like gall and kidney stones.
FIDGETING- You probably got your teachers pissed off with this one in school but research proves that fidgeting can help you burn up to 350 calories. Am I the only one making mental note to this weight loss tip?
SWEARING- Swearing is seriously frowned at and even fined in some organizations but two separate studies suggest that swearing can help employees cope with stress and also provide short term relief from pain. So boss, if you’re reading this… how far that swear jar now?
SHOWER- Skipping a shower definitely sounds a weird right? Well, it isn’t. Showering daily strips your skin of it natural oil and good bacteria that protect and skin your skin supple. Go ahead and skip that shower, just be sure not to overdo it.
LOSING YOUR TEMPER- Is your boss making you angry? Go ahead and scream at him all you want. Ok, maybe not your boss. But scream at something. Research shows that venting your emotions is actually good for your health as bottled anger can lead to a serious heart attack.
SLEEP IN- Sleeping in is considered a terrible bad habit especially when you have a list of things lined up for you to attend to. The good news is sleeping in might not be as bad as it sounds and has various health benefits like increased life span, stress reduction and memory boost.
DAYDREAMING- How I love to do this one! Daydreaming is seen by most as a form of laziness but researchers at the University of British Columbia discovered that when our mind is allowed to wander, we are invariably boosting our problem-solving abilities. Sure, daydreaming can lengthen the time it requires to accomplish set task, but you are able activate your problem- solving side of the brain and sort through other important problems in your life.
There you have it! Did we miss any thing? let us know in the comments section.
Written by Treasure Asanammy