11 bad habits that can actually be good for youVika
We all have unusual habits that we don't necessarily want to share with our friends, family, or colleagues. Why? Because we were told these habits are disgusting. But it turns out that these seemingly "bad" habits that you were too afraid to admit are actually good for you.
1. Do you urinate every time you shower?
If you are a serial urinator in the shower, then rejoice, because the ammonia and uric acid in the urine can get rid of and prevent fungal infections on your feet. You also use less water and less toilet paper.
2. People say that being a mess is disgusting because you seem to be a slob.
Sloppy people are about 36 percent more creative than clean people. In fact, clutter can provide some important health benefits as well. For example, dust mites cannot survive for long in an unmade bed, at least according to a study by Kingston University.
3. Your mom used to spank you on the arm when you bite your nails as a child.
As an adult, you continue to do this every time you are nervous, or maybe you do it out of habit. As much as the idea of biting your nails sounds, there is something underneath - the bacteria that you ingest causes your immune system to produce white blood cells that create immunity to bacteria. So, Mom.
4. Chewing gum does not add any nutritional value to your diet, but it can help you in other ways as well.
Scientists have proven that chewing gum reduces stress, increases cortisol levels, which controls your hormones, and sharpens your mind so you can concentrate better as you study and take exams. Chewing xylitol gum is even better because xylitol gum helps suppress bacteria in your mouth.
5. It turns out skipping a shower isn't necessarily a bad thing.
A daily shower removes oil from your hair and skin, which is essential to protect and moisturize it. Hot water alone can destroy healthy bacteria that keep your skin elastic and radiant. So from time to time, consider skipping a shower.
6. After you have eaten a delicious meal, you will probably feel the urge to burp, and you should do it.
Holding back a burp is like holding back gas. By not releasing the gases your stomach produces, you force stomach acid into your esophagus, which can lead to severe acid reflux and even cause chest pain.
7. The next time you feel the urge to gasp, you should definitely consider doing it.
Your digestive system produces methane and carbon dioxide six hours after you eat. If you don't release these gases, you may feel bloating and cramping. So if you need to vent the gas, find a quiet place with no one else and do it.
8. You drink a lot of coffee and everyone has told you that it is very bad for your body and mind.
It turns out it won't stunt your growth, cause cancer, or trigger a heart attack. But it can provide you with antioxidants that can fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, liver cancer, and type 2 diabetes. You're also 15 percent less likely to be depressed.
9. You cringe at the thought of seeing someone spitting in public, but it can actually help you breathe.
Saliva can ruin your breathing when you exercise because you tend to breathe through your mouth. So if you feel the urge to spit after training, then do it. You will be surprised how much easier it is to breathe.
10. You have heard that sleeping long is bad for you because it only contributes to laziness.
The truth is, you have to sleep until your circadian rhythm tells you it's time to wake up. This will increase your metabolism. There are many people who don't get enough sleep and end up eating a lot of unhealthy foods.
11. You complain too much and everyone tells you to stop whining.
In fact, according to University of Texas psychologist James Pennebaker, those who suppress their negative emotions end up suffering more health problems than those who constantly complain that things are wrong in the world.