Since we’re young, we’ve been told to pick up some healthy habits, such as drinking eight glasses of water every day, or how eggs are bad for your heart. But believe it or not, some of those health myths aren’t as true as it claims to be, so here we have listed some health myths that are not as entirely true as they say, make sure to read this article to find out more on how you can improve your healthy lifestyle.
Drinking eight glass of water every day
Yes, plain water is probably the healthiest choice you can choose for your beverages. Counting cups while you’re at work, outside or even in class can be quite a hassle though, and here are easy tips on how to ease the daily quota of water. Eat more veggies and fruits, as they can help you get your daily fill, and check your pee, the lighter color of your pee means your water quota is enough.
Tip: drinking plain water can be boring, opt for an infused water with fruits that you like, which can promote you to drink more without feeling forced to do so.
Being cold doesn’t give you a cold
A lot of times your mom might have scolds you to wear thicker clothes or get inside the house as the cold will give you a cold, but studies have proven that the cold air doesn’t give you a cold, in fact, some of them are shown to have a stronger immune system. What causes cold are germs that are passed way more easily indoors, so make sure to get some exercise for a few minutes.
Tip: drinking vitamin c when you have a cold does not help, although drinking it before you get a cold can help prevent you from catching one.
Using the scale to track your diet
Usually, people on a diet use the scale to track their diet, making a record on before and after and even creating a monthly weight goal to lose. A better way to track your diet is by checking how you feel and look, or a specific body part. For example, if you feel fat around the stomach area make sure to track progress on your stomach, not from the numbers of your scale, so make sure you have your measurements tape ready.
Tip: when dieting, make sure to ask around for an exercise that can help with losing specific weight on a particular body part, portion control can also help.