From Condoms to Kitchen Sponges -- When Is It Time to Toss Them?

Holding on to many household products too long can lead to health problems. Here's how to avoid that (19 Photos)

Camille Noe Pagn on Aug 1, 2013 at 2:34AM

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From Condoms to Kitchen Sponges -- When Is It Time to Toss Them?

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Toss your sneakers ... every year.

Wearing them past this time can decrease their cushioning and support, putting you at risk for health problems like shin splints, fallen arches and back and knee pain, explains New York City-based personal trainer Nicole Glor, creator of the NikkiFit DVD series. Plus, if you’re a runner, you may need new kicks sooner, since speed can expedite shoe damage, she says. In fact, experts suggest replacing sneakers sometime between 300 and 500 miles, which can be as little as every two to three months if you run regularly.

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