It’s not easy to stay fit and healthy especially if you’re always struggling with your calorie intake. You might be careful when it comes to your diet, exercise, and lifestyle, but with so many tips out there that tell you what and what not to do, sometimes one can easily get confused. However, the health myths listed below have been tested and proven to be good for you (or in some cases, not as bad as we once thought).
1. Not brushing your teeth immediately after eating
Brushing your teeth at the right time matters. Former president of the Academy of General Dentistry, Howard Gamble, said that brushing right after a meal can trigger the acid found in food to damage your teeth.
2. Switching to non-diet sodas
Don’t be misguided by the word “diet”. Many diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners that can cause cardiovascular diseases, Type 2 diabetes and weight gain. Converting from diet sodas back to regular ones, combined with consuming them in moderation, may help to prevent these issues.
3. Exercising when you’re already tired
If you’re tired, why subject yourself to more physical activities like exercising? Actually, it’s been proven that doing a 30-minute workout can reduce stress and tiredness as well as improve your mood.
4. Eating late at night
Some people eat late because they get off work late too. Eating something late at night can prevent one from having a restless sleep. As long as you don’t overeat, it won’t make you gain weight.
5. Taking a shot of tequila
Mind you but tequila can help keep you healthy. It contains agavins which is sugar found in tequila. It improves metabolism and digestion, and protects the body from osteoporosis as well as Type 2 diabetes.
6. Not taking a bath regularly
Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist in New York, said that not showering every day can trigger the good bacteria to grow. This allows your body to fight infection and prevent the chemicals found in soaps and shampoos from penetrating the skin and getting into the bloodstream. Showering too frequently can also make your skin and hair dry and brittle.
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Caring for your body is a must if you want to live long. Following these tips will help you stay healthier and keep sickness away.