12 Bad Habits That Might Actually Be Good For You.
#6. Swearing like a mofo might be intimidating, but it can actually do a lot of good for your mental health.
Most people who swear all the time release a lot of stress, which allows them to chill after they've vented. Researchers at the University of Rochester interviewed 1000 people about 400 typical behaviors. They reported a strong link between swearing and intelligence. Participants with higher intellect were found more likely to curse, walk around the house naked, and eat spicy breakfasts.
#7. After you've had a delicious meal, you'll probably feel the urge to belch like a baby, and you should.
Holding in a burp is like holding in a fart. By not releasing the gases produced by your stomach, you're forcing gastric acid to spill into the gullet, which can lead to some serious acid reflux and even cause chest pain.
#8. Next time you have the urge to fart, you should definitely consider letting one rip right away.
Your digestive system produces methane and carbon dioxide six hours after you're done eating. If you don't release those gases, you could end up feeling bloated and experience cramps. So if you need to pass gas, find a quiet space where no one's around and break wind.
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#9. You drink a lot of coffee and everyone's told you that it's really bad for your body and mind.
It turns out that it won't stunt your growth, cause cancer, or give you a heart attack. But what it can do is provide you with antioxidants that can fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, liver cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. You also are 15 percent less likely to suffer from depression.
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#10. You cringe at the thought of seeing someone spitting in public, but it can actually help you breathe.
Saliva can mess up your breathing pattern when you're exercising, because you tend to breathe through your mouth when you're working out. So if you feel the urge to spit after a workout, then do it. You'll be surprised by how easier it is to breathe. Just, you know, don't spit on a fellow gym goer. Yikes!
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