How Bad Is It Really? sets the record straight on all the habits and behaviors you’ve heard might be unhealthy. Keep scrolling to learn what you should avoid and what you can officially stop worrying about.

Illustration of a person using a cotton swab in her ears
How Bad Is It Really to Use Q-Tips in Your Ears?
Health
kettlebell with a line through it on a pink background
How Bad Is It Really to Never Strength Train?
Fitness
graphic showing a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on bed at night
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Carbs Before Bed?
Nutrition
Custom graphic showing person next to weights walking away from protein shake
How Bad Is It Really to Skip Protein After a Workout?
Nutrition
Illustration of a tampon and a clock, representing how long you can wear a tampon
How Bad Is It Really to Wear a Tampon for Longer Than 8 Hours?
Health
Illustration of a person sleeping in on the weekend
How Bad Is It Really to Sleep Late on the Weekends?
Health
illustration of a woman stretching with a line through it
How Bad Is It Really to Never Stretch?
Fitness
illustration showing calendar with pill bottle depicting taking painkillers regularly
How Bad Is It Really to Take OTC Painkillers Regularly?
Health
illustration of a toothbrush with a checkmark and a container of floss with an X depicting skipping flossing
How Bad Is It Really to Not Floss?
Health
illustration of person putting on smelly exercise shirt with hamper on teal background
How Bad Is It Really to Re-Wear Dirty Workout Clothes?
Fitness
Illustration of a person in bed who has an inconsistent sleep schedule
How Bad Is It Really to Follow an Inconsistent Sleep Schedule?
Health
Illustration of a person in green shirt cracking their knuckles with purple background
How Bad Is It Really to Crack Your Knuckles?
Health
illustration of person bouncing legs doing ballistic butterfly stretch
How Bad Is It Really to Bounce When You Stretch?
Fitness
Illustration of a person walking away from the toilet, not washing their hands after using the bathroom
How Bad Is It Really to Skip Washing Your Hands After Using the Bathroom?
Health
illustration of person in yellow top on navy background stretching to cool down after a workout
How Bad Is It Really to Skip a Cooldown?
Fitness
Illustration of a pregnant person resting during workout on mat with dumbbells
How Bad Is It Really to Do Planks When You’re Pregnant?
Fitness
Illustration of a person refilling a plastic water bottle
How Bad Is It Really to Reuse a Plastic Water Bottle?
Health
Illustration depicting not wearing sunscreen indoors with sun and overhead lamp over SPF 30 bottle
How Bad Is It Really to Not Wear Sunscreen Indoors?
Health
Illustration of a tired person with laptop and coffee who has gotten fewer than 7 hours of sleep
How Bad Is It Really to Sleep Fewer Than 7 Hours a Night?
Health
illustration showing burger in glass container on countertop with clock overhead
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Food That's Been Out for Hours?
Nutrition
Illustration of packing list with sunscreen crossed out on yellow background
How Bad Is It Really to Skip Sunscreen if You 'Never' Burn?
Health
illustration showing person picking up a pretzel off the floor and eating it
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Food That Fell on the Floor?
Nutrition
Illustration of 4 empty coffee cups and 1 full with straws to demonstrate drinking too much caffeine
How Bad Is It Really to Drink More Than the Daily Recommended Amount of Coffee?
Health
Illustration of a calendar with a dessert for each day
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Dessert Every Day?
Weight Management
illustration showing scale weighing two apples with different price tags
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Non-Organic Foods to Save Money?
Nutrition
illustration of person wearing shower cap in the shower not washing hair
How Bad Is It Really to Not Wash Your Hair After Every Single Workout?
Fitness
illustration of martini glass on nightstand next to bed with moon and stars out the window
How Bad Is It Really to Drink Alcohol Before Bed?
Health
illustration of person in purple shirt stretching quad to warm up before exercise
How Bad Is It Really to Skip a Warm-Up?
Fitness
illustration of hand pulling disinfectant wipe from container with green background
How Bad Is It Really to Use Disinfecting Wipes on Your Hands if You Don’t Have Sanitizer?
Health
illustration of person leaning over with hands on knees feeling tired during high-intensity workout with dumbbells
How Bad Is It Really to Do a High-Intensity Workout While You're on Your Period?
Fitness
close up illustration ofperson biting nails with red lipstick and red-orange background
How Bad Is It Really to Bite Your Nails?
Health
Illustration of smart phone next to bed depicting blue light before sleep
How Bad Is It Really to Use Blue Light Before Bed?
Health
illustration of hands squeezing blue bottle of hand sanitizer on tan background
How Bad Is It Really to Use Hand Sanitizer All the Time?
Health
illustration of expired over-the-counter medications in medicine cabinet on blue tile bathroom wall
How Bad Is It Really to Take Expired Over-the-Counter Medicine?
Health
illustration of runner tying laces of old running shoe with hole and scuff marks
How Bad Is It Really to Run in Old Sneakers?
Fitness
illustration of woman with wine bottle on video chat during coronavirus pandemic lockdown
How Bad Is It Really That You're Drinking More During Lockdown?
Health
illustration of sports bra with red circle with line through it indicating not wearing a sports bra
How Bad Is It Really to Work Out Without a Bra?
Health
illustration of 7 20-pound kettlebells for every day of the week on orange background
How Bad Is It Really to Do the Same Workout Every Single Day?
Fitness
illustration of person's lower body with legs crossed wearing red sneakers on teal background
How Bad Is It Really to Sit With Your Legs Crossed?
Health
illustration showing one arm with red circle and lightning bolts signifying pain lifting a blue dumbbell
How Bad Is It Really to Work Out With Sore Muscles?
Fitness
illustration of expired milk, eggs and cereal box on orange background
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Expired Food?
Nutrition
game board illustration of concept of skipping breakfast
How Bad Is It Really to Skip Breakfast?
Nutrition
illustration of glass of red wine and dumbbells with yellow background
How Bad Is It Really to Drink Alcohol After a Workout?
Health
Illustration of a kettlebell on a bed at nighttime, representing the concept of working out before bed
How Bad Is It Really to Work Out Right Before Bed?
Health
Illustration of a blue water bottle with words wash me on yellow background
How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Water Bottle?
Health
An illustration of a green pepper with the words "wash me" written on the side, to represent unwashed fruits and vegetables
How Bad Is It Really to Eat Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables?
Nutrition
Illustration of nightshade vegetables with flames above them that cause inflammation
How Bad Is It Really That Nightshade Fruits and Veggies Cause Inflammation?
Nutrition
Graphic illustrating a to-do list that skips showering after a workout
How Bad Is It Really to Not Shower After a Workout?
Fitness
illustration of pizza box on bed with blue comforter in gray bedroom with window showing moon and stars
How Bad Is It Really to Sleep Right After You Eat?
Weight Management