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10 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health

Can you believe picking the nose and eating it is good for you? It sounds awkward but is entirely true. 

Each one of us has one or more such habits that are said to be 'bad', but experts have revealed they can be beneficial up to some extent. The Sun has listed such human habits, and you might be surprised knowing their merits on health.

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10 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health

10 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health

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1. Fidgeting

1. Fidgeting

Fidgeting actually burns 350kcals in a day. It stimulates neurochemicals and convert body fat into energy. Fidgeting is good for proper metabolism.

2. Playing video games

2. Playing video games

Video game addiction can be tiring and time wasting, but studies have shown that cancer affected kids who were given to play video games after chemotherapy used fewer painkillers than others. Video games also build coordination between hands and eyes.

3. Skipping a shower

3. Skipping a shower

Skipping a shower occasionally is actually good for our skin. Frequent rinsing washes sway the good bacteria that exist on the skin. Natural oil keeps skin soft and tender as well.

4. Daydreaming

4. Daydreaming

Daydreaming can be seen time wasting, but scientists say brain seems more active in imagination. A research by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences states the brain functioning during daydreaming is similar to the brainstorming while solving a complex problem.

5. Biting nails

5. Biting nails

Biting nails seems as a dirty habit, but actually experts say it improves immunity.

6. Picking the nose and eating it

6. Picking the nose and eating it

Ew... Picking the nose and eating your own snot is a pretty dirty habit. But, Dr. Friedrich Bischinger, a lung specialist in 2008 claimed that this is quite good for your intestines and can help in building better immune system.

7. Swearing

7. Swearing

Dr. Richard Stephens from Keele University says swearing is effective in instant pain relief.

8. Chewing gum

8. Chewing gum

Chewing the gums can boost energy and mental alertness. Dr Kin-ya Kubo says consuming chewable items before any task increases brain functioning.

9. Drinking coffee

9. Drinking coffee

Coffee is said to be unhealthy but consuming coffee is beneficial for the diseases like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, liver cancer etc.

10. Napping

10. Napping

Nappers are often said 'lazy' but it is actually good. A power nap helps to boost energy and mood and it also raises mental awareness.

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