Every day the number of those who switched to a healthy lifestyle is growing rapidly.
We can say that the planet is covered by a health epidemic. In this regard, a huge amount of information appears on how this healthy lifestyle should be led.
Unfortunately, the topic is overgrown with many myths. How not to fall prey to incompetent pseudo-experts on Instagram? How not to ruin your health in an attempt to preserve it? And what do you need to know about a healthy lifestyle? We expose myths in the hope of keeping you healthy.
Can’t eat after 6 pm
Nonsense, delirium and provocation! Very often you can hear from a losing weight girl the phrase “I don’t eat after six”, but to the question “Why?” most likely she will not be able to answer. No one even thinks about what this mysterious line is and how it turned out to be a limiting feature on the way to the refrigerator. Let’s tell.
In fact, doctors do not recommend eating food 3 hours before bedtime, as it will not have time to digest properly, and in the morning you will get up with a heaviness in your stomach and lack of sleep. Therefore, the famous rule is relevant only for larks who go to bed at 9 pm. For the rest, a slightly different principle works: if you want to get enough sleep and get up with a feeling of lightness – do not eat 3 hours before bedtime.
So bon appetit!
You need to drink at least 2 liters of water per day
For the first time, this postulate of a healthy lifestyle was made public in 1945. Then the US Nutrition Board advised all prudent citizens to drink 8 glasses of water a day to stay in shape and cleanse the body. Since then, all and sundry have been shouting about it. And every diet aimed at losing weight contains an item about two liters of liquid in the list of mandatory ones. But doctors have a slightly different opinion on this matter. Water as such, of course, cannot bring harm, but in everything you need to know when to stop.
The daily rate of water should be calculated taking into account the individual characteristics of the body and lifestyle.
In other words, we drink other fluids, as well as eat fruits and vegetables that replenish the body’s water balance. This must be taken into account, in exactly the same way as the season, temperature, training intensity and air humidity. Excessive fluid intake threatens more serious consequences than you might think. The result can be hyponatremia: a condition in which the body lacks salts. It significantly increases the risk of diseases of the cardiovascular system. Approach everything wisely!
Freezing kills nutrients
The mantra of all modern nutritionists is also not one hundred percent correct. Ever since scientists discovered such a wonderful thing as antioxidants, nutritionists have begun to scold any heat treatment in unison. But they were somewhat hasty with conclusions. Frozen fruits and vegetables can be as good as fresh if they are harvested and frozen, as they say, at the peak of maturity. And cold processing and sealed packaging retain much more vitamins than remains in “fresh” products that have lain in the sun or in a supermarket refrigerator.
The more sports the better
The principle is the same as with water: you need to know when to stop in everything. But the consequences of the abuse of training can be much worse. That is why, before repeating the feats of Instagram fitonyash who squat with a barbell weighing 50 kg, consult a specialist who will identify all possible diseases and threats, calculate an acceptable level of load and give the necessary recommendations. As you get used to it, you can increase the load, but only under the supervision of a professional, gradually, and knowing the measure.
There are foods that break down fat
It is believed that pineapples, papaya, grapefruit, garlic, and seaweed are capable of breaking down fats. Many suppliers often trump the ability of their miracle product to burn fat. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a marketing ploy. To break down fat, you need to spend more energy than you consume. This is the only way, and no pineapple will help here.
In a healthy body healthy mind!
An old proverb that inspired actions in the Soviet past. But in the modern world, this does not always work. As you know, all diseases are from nerves, so a person experiencing constant stress will not be helped by a regimen, or nutrition, or a gym. A healthy lifestyle will benefit only in conjunction with psychological health. More precisely, mental peace and balance are an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Only then will a healthy spirit dwell in a healthy body, and their owner or mistress will be in a state of happiness and peace.
Avoiding bread, sugar, gluten
Another delusion, but first things first. As for sugar – yes, this is far from the most useful product, but at the same time, we get the glucose necessary for the brain from it. If you want to lose weight, you can reduce sugar consumption to a minimum, limiting yourself to sweets, but you must not forget about glucose. By the way, the popular belief that brown sugar is healthier is also a myth. White sugar is obtained by cleansing brown sugar from molasses, which do contain potassium and magnesium, but their amount is negligible for your body to feel the difference.
Bread, which many healthy people shy away from, is also very useful.
We are, of course, talking about whole grains, which are rich in fiber and help the body get rid of toxins and toxins in time. So, wholemeal bread should be left in the diet if you don’t want to get digestive problems. Gluten itself is absolutely harmless for all people who do not suffer from celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and there are only about 2% of the population.
Healthy lifestyle prolongs life
What is all this for? To follow fashion? To some extent, of course, yes. Many people turn to a healthy lifestyle to pay tribute to modern trends, but initially, the trend was aimed at improving and even extending life. But regrettably, a healthy lifestyle in itself does not prolong it. More precisely, it helps to prevent certain diseases and age-related changes, if all the prescriptions are followed correctly. However, the diseases from which people die most often are usually hereditary.