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8 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Good for You

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1. Cracking Your Knuckles.

Though it may not win you any friends, the arthritis warnings surrounding cracking your knuckles aren’t, well, all they’re cracked up to be. In a large study following people that did and didn’t crack their knuckles over a five year period found that knuckle crackers’ joints were just as healthy as those who didn’t. It can even be good for you: cracking your knuckles is actually healthy for your joints, giving you more flexibility and movement.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and womenís issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:31AM PDT on Apr 5, 2014

How about putting them on 1 page next time?

5:05AM PST on Jan 5, 2014

Thanks, now I feel so much better....

4:30PM PST on Dec 29, 2013


2:59PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

I was fine until I got to the end, I had a coworker that spit on the sidewalk as soon as we were out of the office... my gag reflex can´t take that anymore.

11:28PM PST on Nov 20, 2013

Interesting to know some of the stories behind these long named bad habits. I know someone who is always chewing on his fingernails.

10:53AM PDT on Oct 29, 2013


11:48AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Spitting is a bad habit. I don't agree with author on this one. Because people tend to spit in public places & by saying its not a bad habit, we are encouraging it

4:00PM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Very interesting! I like reasoning for all these explanations; especially breakfast in bed and biting your nails. Thanks!

3:17PM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Thanks for posting. Now i have an excuse to have breakfast in bed

1:58PM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

Thank you!

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