5 Health Myths vs Facts

It is a fact that we as human beings like to be fit and healthy but the competitive world that we live in does not allow us to take care of ourselves. We are constantly on the run to earn a livelihood and improve our lifestyles. Unfortunately in this race of “improving lifestyle,internet” we forget to improve our own lives.

Due to the outburst of social media and the internet over the last 5 years, there has been a significant shift, as far as awareness among people is concerned. But there is a flipside to it, with an abundant number of articles being posted online daily, there is actually a dearth of evidence as to which one is the authentic or proven one. When it comes to health, one should be extremely cautious about what a fact is and what a myth is.

We have listed down 5 myths and their facts:

Myth#1:
A child cannot get affected by blood pressure or high cholesterol.
It is a general myth that children due to their high immunity are not prone to health issues such as blood pressure and cholesterol.

Fact: Many children today are prone to health hazards like blood pressure and high cholesterol.

The fact is that because of lack of physical activity in today’s average child’s life, a lot of them are getting easily prone to different kind of health issues, which includes blood pressure and high cholesterol.

 

Myth#2:
Continuous changes in calorie intake and change in amount helps in losing weight. It takes a time to notice changes in the body weight. Little changes in caloric intake do not accumulatively affect the overall weight loss process.

Fact:
Minute changes in caloric intake or burning does not cause massive weight changes. Body mass changes eventually, despite any change in calorie burning or intake.

Myth#3:
Eating just before you go to sleep causes weight gain. It is commonly believed that eating close to bedtime causes weight gain. It causes indigestion and also weight gain.
Fact:
You will not gain weight as long as you are not skipping goals. So concentrate on hitting the right goals of having your meals regularly.

The fact is that skipping meals can result in weight gain and not eating close to bedtime. Yes, there can be problems of digestion but it doesn’t cause weight gain.

Myth#4:
The more water you drink, the more weight you will lose.

Fact:
One of the biggest myths is that if you consume more water then it will lead weight loss or lesser rate of weight gain. Drink a lot of water, at least 8 glasses in a day to keep you hydrated throughout the day. But don’t expect water to do some magic and make you lose weight miraculously.

 

Myth#5:
Breastfeeding helps in protecting the baby against Obesity.

Fact:
There is no data backing the myth that babies get protected from Obesity if breastfed. Breastfed baby is generally healthier than the other babies who are not breastfed but it certainly does not protect the baby from obesity!