Just read an interesting article* about the top 10 vices that are now considered healthy.
10. Coffee – thank you much.I’d like a small McDonald’s please.
“A wealth of research suggests that coffee doesn’t just pick you up — it fights heart disease and some cancers, and it may even help you push through harder, longer workouts.”
9. Playing hooky.
“There’s a reason it’s called a mental-health day. Studies confirm that time off — whether on a trip out of Dodge or a 24-hour staycation — relieves stress, lowering your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease.”
And here’s my favorite hooky hang-out … with favorite hooky hang-out buddy, Kinetic. (And that would be a tiny kitten in my hands. Smuff.)
8. Full-fat dressings. Bring on the jalapeno ranch!
“For years we were trained to reach for low-fat everything, but there’s no need to deprive yourself of the real deal. Full-fat foods not only taste better but also serve a real health purpose …”
7. Sex. Yes. Sex.
“Subjects in one study who did it once or twice a week had higher levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A, which shields you from colds and other infections.” I’m a big believer: Need more convincing, click here.
6. Girl’s Night Out. Lunch with friends. Bunko. Etc.
“… strong social ties can bring a host of benefits: fewer colds, better brain health, and a longer life, to name a few.”
What’s your favorite guilt-free pleasure?