Science has never failed to amaze us in so many ways - and that includes telling us the good in our bad habits.
Maybe there is a gray area in bad habits. We've talked ourselves down into totally leaving bad habits behind, but when experts say that these bad habits can actually do us some good - who are we to resist to that right?
Indulge in the 10 bad habits that you may need not break, at least for now.
If you're one of those people who get told a lot to take a sit, stop walking around while waiting on something or killing the idle time - you must have had the habit of fidgeting, that is if you are not diagnosed with ADHD or some disorder. Maybe fidgeting is just fidgeting for you.
If you can't stop strumming your fingers, crossing your legs or tapping your toes, good news! Fidgeting helps you burn up to 350 calories a day. Great to know you just cancelled out the latte you get everyday.
A drifting mind can actually get the job done, maybe not the 'now' but somewhere in your future. A study
in the University of British Columbia found that the brain is quite active during daydreaming especially in the area associated with complex problem-solving.
Eureka! Men are from Mars and women are from Venus!
This is the bad habit that requires to be done in moderation. Everyone needs a healthy dose of Vitamin D. If you're an introvert who shuns the outside world, you probably get your butt out for 10 minutes a day. Relish the sun in all its glory and come back inside to resume that cat video.
4. Skipping the Shower
You don't have to feel guilty about skipping the shower. Now you have a reason to. Tell your folks who has been pissing you to hit the shower everyday that soap is going to strip off the natural oils your skin give off. Also, you can give them this science deets from the experts. You don't want to sweep the good surface bacteria off your skin down the drain.
You may need to forgive your gossipers for their health reasons. A study in the University of Michigan
found that gossiping releases progesterone in women. Progesterone is found to help reduce stress and anxiety. So remember, when you become a subject of a gossip, you are simply functioning as a stress ball.
6. Losing Your Temper
Bottling up feelings and emotions is like keeping garbage in your system. It's going to stink and leak one way or another. If you work in a hellhole and you keep it all to yourself, you are 2 to 5 times more at risk to heart attack than your workmates who express themselves, according to a Swedish study. Maybe losing your temper for the first time will give you a promotion. You will never know.
Whack the anger away!
The most deadly bad habit has a good side to it after all, in fact quite a handful. Some areas of our body is harboring the fugitives of smoking and turning them into shields.
Smoking lowers the risk of the following: knee-replacement surgery
, Parkinson's disease, obesity and deaths after some heart attack. It also helps the drug Clopidogrel which is used to inhibit blood clots work better.
8. Drinking Alcohol
We are just told to drink moderately and by doing that, it can actually do good to your body more than just getting the alcohol buzz. Alcohol can reduce the risk of dying from a heart disease. It can also reduce the risk of getting ischemic stroke wherin the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, causing severely reduced blood flow.