Even though we’ve all heard that it takes 21 days for a habit to stick, this statement hasn’t actually been proven in practice. According to recent studies, you’ll need at least 66 days for a new way of behavior to become automatic. However, not all of our inappropriate habits are really as awful as we’re used to considering them.
We made a list of some of the most common “gross” habits we all have that are actually good for our health.
8. Peeing in the shower
It may be inappropriate to speak about peeing in the shower out loud, but researchers found out that almost 75% of people have done it at least once in their lifetime.
Actually, there’s nothing to be ashamed of — uric acid and ammonia in your pee can help you prevent fungal infections on your toes. Also, if you choose to urinate while taking a shower, you could save money on your water bill and on your toilet paper.
Spitting can look disgusting, especially if it’s done in public places. However, when you’re exercising, it could help you breathe more easily.
Normally, we breathe through our nose — this warms up the air and makes it more humid, allowing the body to absorb oxygen more efficiently. But when we exercise, we tend to breathe through our mouth and this causes it to produce more saliva that interferes with our breathing patterns. Hence, it’s perfectly normal to get rid of the excessive mucus produced after running by spitting it out.