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25 Childhood Habits That Affect Your Adult Health

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 26: Kids aren't typically the most health-conscious individuals. At the park, they eat dirt; at school, they chew on pens; back at home, they consume hours of television. And let's face it: No matter how healthy we like to think we are now that we're adults, there's almost no doubt that we partook in at least a few of these harmful activities when we were kids.Unfortunately, these childhood habits don't just affect us in our youth. In fact, several of the things we did as children have huge impacts on our health as adults. From sleeping with the lights on to sucking your thumb, these are the habits that might catch up to you down the road. And for more health advice, check out these 40 Easy Tweaks to Boost Your Health After 40.

25 Childhood Habits That Affect Your Adult Health

Kids aren't typically the most health-conscious individuals. At the park, they eat dirt; at school, they chew on pens; back at home, they consume hours of television. And let's face it: No matter how healthy we like to think we are now that we're adults, there's almost no doubt that we partook in at least a few of these harmful activities when we were kids.

Unfortunately, these childhood habits don't just affect us in our youth. In fact, several of the things we did as children have huge impacts on our health as adults. From sleeping with the lights on to sucking your thumb, these are the habits that might catch up to you down the road. And for more health advice, check out these 40 Easy Tweaks to Boost Your Health After 40.

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