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10 Everyday Habits That Can Damage Your Health

1. Wearing flip-flops

Flip flops

Flip flops can lead to painful sprains.

How could this warm weather staple be hazardous to my health? you may be thinking. For starters, they set you up for injury. “Flip-flops offer little support, and this predisposes one to injuries, (such as) sprains and fractures of the foot or other parts of the body,” Dr. Andrew Shapiro tells Thrillist. Plus, these open-toe shoes leave your feet susceptible to germs.

2. Holding in sneezes

Woman sneezing

By not letting your sneeze out, you’re harming your health.

You may think you’re being polite by not loudly sneezing. But this is actually harming your health, certified fitness specialist Jim White tells Men’s Journal. “Our sneezes move at up to 100 miles per hour, so holding it in, in extreme cases, can cause fractures in nasal cartilage, nose bleeds or even detached retinas,” he warns.

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