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more harm than good

9 habits that may do more harm than good Discover which 'healthy' actions might be having a negative impact. By Wed, Aug 17 2011 at 12:31 PM SUPPORT SYSTEM: Flip flops aren't so great for your bones and joints. (Photo:  billaday /Flickr) The basics of staying healthy seem pretty easy to follow: Eat well, exercise, get enough sleep and you should be on the right track, right? Surprisingly, it can be more complicated than that. Oftentimes the very choices we make to benefit our health can be the same ones that hurt us in the long run. Read on to learn which unexpected habits — like brushing your teeth after every meal or slipping into a pair of comfortable sandals — might be causing you harm.   1. Compulsively using hand sanitizer. If you reach for hand sanitizer any time you make contact with the outside world, you might want to take pause. Unless you're in an especially germ-prone place like a hospital, soap and water will work just fin

Rethink your drink! It's full of sugar.