Read one too many health headlines and you may be under the impression that anything that tastes, feels, or even sounds good will sabotage your workout goals or take years off of your life. Fortunately, that’s not actually the case. In fact, research shows that a lot of our most common vices, like indulging a sweet tooth or grabbing post-work pints with the guys may actually have some positive side effects—not the least of which is improving your mood. Follow these expert tips to maximize the benefits of giving in to your baser instincts.
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