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25 ‘bad’ habits that are actually good for you

The Active Times Logo By Holly Van Hare of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 26: Everyone has a bad habit or two. Biting your nails? Pulling all-nighters? Procrastinating? Guilty. Little habits become bigger patterns, and can end up messing with your health and your ability to achieve your goals. But not all “bad” habits are actually, you know, bad. And if you believe popular health myths, you might go all in on trying to stop doing something that was never even bad for you in the first place. Good news is, with these “bad” habits that are actually good for you, you shouldn’t bother.

Everyone has a bad habit or two. Biting your nails? Pulling all-nighters? Procrastinating? Guilty. Little habits become bigger patterns, and can end up messing with your health and your ability to achieve your goals. But not all “bad” habits are actually, you know, bad. And if you believe popular health myths, you might go all in on trying to stop doing something that was never even bad for you in the first place. Good news is, with these “bad” habits that are actually good for you, you shouldn’t bother. Click through the slideshow above to learn more.

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