Are Your Bad Habits As Bad As You Think?

From not replacing an old kitchen sponge to sitting on public toilets, we reveal which parts of your daily routine you might want to rethink—and which are no big deal.

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When to worry?

by Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

We know a bad habit when we see one. Smoking? Check! Not exercising? Duh! Gorging on doughnuts? Of course! But what about, say, eating lunch at your desk? Turns out that can be worse for you than you'd think (and here we were just trying to be extra productive).

It's not always easy to know what's good for us and what's not, especially because medical advice keeps changing as new research emerges. But never fear: We have the lowdown on 10 potentially worrisome everyday habits so you will know just when you can—and can't—relax.

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