World Health Day - Myths BUSTED

7 April 2015

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Hey your health is important to us! On World Health Day, we're busting some myths you thought were true about health - Is it OK to go out in the cold with wet hair? Is mental illness actually really rare?

We bust myths vs facts to celebrate World Health Day! Will you be making any changes? Let us know!

 

MYTH

Mental health illnesses are very rare

FACT

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year

MYTH

If you go outside with wet hair, you'll catch a cold

FACT

You'll feel colder but you will be just fine - scientific research suggests 'feeling' cold doesn't affect your immune system

chewing gum myth

MYTH

Chewing gum stays in your stomach for years

FACT

Just like any other food, it passes within days - and whilst it doesn't digest the easiest, it probably won't cause stomach ache either...

MYTH

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

FACT

Blueberries are better than apples hands-down! They are bursting with rich antioxidants and fiber which help prevent chronic illnesses, high blood pressure and diabetes. Grabbing a handful of these a day will be much more beneficial in keeping away the doc.

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MYTH

Fish makes you smart

FACT

Fish makes you smart - it's so true! Especially oily ones...

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MYTH

Carbohydrates make you fat

FACT

Wrong. Any over-dulgence in any food group isn't good for you. Carbs don't make you fat but too many calories do. Stick to your count and you'll be fine!

 microwave nutrients

MYTH

Microwaving zaps all the nutrients out of food

FACT

Wrong - the thing that rids good nutrients out of healthy veggies and such is the temperature and length of time you cook for. Too long and they'll disappear whether in a microwaves, grill or in a pan. Boiling green for too long in water for example can do the same thing.

 

 

MYTH

Exercising 5 times a week for 30 minutes moderately will help you live longer and keep you fit

FACT

More and more studies are showing that very short bursts of exercise seem to be a lot more beneficial to you in terms of fitness. Two minutes of high intensity exercise (fast sprint) followed by one minute of rest, repeated seven times, is said to be just perfect to get really fit and feel the weightloss. Do this three times a week as a minimum.

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MYTH

There's no such thing as too much sleep

FACT

Scientific studies show that having ten hours sleep a night can be similar to having just six. It's thought that longer sleepers, don't sleep very well and lying down isn't using energy, getting the heart pumping and can affect blood sugar levels and blood-flow.

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MYTH

Salad is the healthiest meal to eat

FACT

To a degree, yes. The thing is iceberg lettuce contains hardly any nutrients at all and is actually mainly made up of water. When making a salad, opt for the daker leaves like spinach, kale and rocket which are packed full of vitamin B and iron.

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