Keeping our bodies in a great shape seems to have become a challenge for most people due to some fake health myths.
We tend to overlook minor health problems because we’re stressed out, and we seek for help only when the condition itself becomes a stressor.
And with so many different remedies for the same problem, how will you know what’s right for you?
I’m about to break down for you the most common 5 lies that you’re being told every day and that are actually stopping you from feeling better, instead of the other way around.
#1. You should drink water during meals to feel fuller and lose weight.
Drinking water during meals will make you feel fuller, but it certainly won’t help you lose weight.
Digestion has a great say in your well-being.
Through it, your body eliminates the toxins and absorbs the nutrients into your body.
When you drink water, the gastric juice dilutes, slowing down the digestion process.
When you drink water during meals, your body is just like a clogged sink.
The best thing to do is not to consume any water 30 minutes before and after you eat so that the stomach has time to process most of the food.
#2. Giving up smoking will cause you to gain weight.
The main reason people gain weight after cutting cigarettes off their life is that they still feel the need to smoke.
Because they can’t grab a smoke any longer, they tend to replace it with something else.
Some choose chewing gum, while others go for sweets or straight chaotic eating habits.
Although it’s true that nicotine inhibits the hunger receptors in the brain, keep your weight under control with five balanced meals a day.
#3. Genetics play a critical role in your health.
Many are tempted to believe that genetics are responsible for their health state.
However, the truth is they only provide us certain sensibilities towards specific affection.
Unless we’re talking about a well-determined inherited condition, such as HIV, most illnesses are the result of our habits and the way we treat our bodies.
#4. Don’t eat after working out if you want to lose weight.
This is one of the biggest myths that wreak havoc on your health.
Not only you should eat, but it should happen as soon as you finish your workout.
Your body needs to recover after effort, and a meal consisting of protein and carbs is just the fuel it needs.
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#5. If your BMI is within the normal range, you’re healthy.
It is important to have an appropriate weight considering your height, but it is not enough.
For instance, bodybuilders will always have an excessive BMI due to their heavy muscle mass, but that doesn’t mean they are not healthy.
What you should keep an eye on is your body composition – is there too much fat or too little muscle mass in your body?
Now it’s time to bust the common myths and misconceptions about health and start living a normal life.
To your health!