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Common Health Myths That Are Actually True

We've all heard the common health idiom "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." It's a fun little rhyme that most of us think of as more symbolic than literal. Maybe the apple is just standing in for all fruit. After all, "a honeydew melon a day keeps the doctor away" has too many syllables (and would be a lot to eat). Or the apple could just represent a well-balanced, healthy diet, right?

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    Common Health Myths That Are Actually True - Health Digest

    Common Health Myths That Are Actually True - Health Digest

    We've all heard the common health idiom "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." It's a fun little rhyme that most of us think of as more symbolic than literal. Maybe the apple is just standing in for all fruit. After all, "a honeydew melon a day keeps the doctor away" has too many syllables (and would be a lot to eat). Or the apple could just represent a well-balanced, healthy diet, right?

    Health Myths You Need To Stop Believing - Health Digest

    Health Myths You Need To Stop Believing - Health Digest

    When is the last time you found yourself searching the depths of the internet in hopes of figuring out that random pain in your left arm that suddenly popped up, or that weird birthmark on your chest that seems to be getting bigger? Whether we like to admit it or not, we have all probably used the internet for our health questions from time to time. And having the accessibility of the internet at our fingertips is a wonderful thing ... usually.

    Myths About Nutrition You Can Stop Believing

    Myths About Nutrition You Can Stop Believing

    You're at a friend's birthday party when they bring out that calorie-loaded, frosting-covered cake, and, of course, cut a huge slice for everyone. As you accept your piece, you can already feel your gut bursting. But you don't want to be antisocial, and it does look really tasty, so you think, "I'll just do some extra reps at the gym. It'll be like I never ate it." On the surface, that line of thinking makes sense, but like many nutrition myths, it takes something complex and tries to oversimplify it.

    Workout myths you need to stop believing

    Workout myths you need to stop believing

    Workout myths continue to persist even with all the expert information readily available in books, magazines, and of course, the internet. Part of the issue is, of course, that people talk. A semi-plausible myth gets shared in a locker room or in a PE class, and it then gets passed along to another person, then the next, without anyone stopping to double-check the facts. This is especially true when people share anecdotal stories of their own fitness or nutrition journey ("Well, this worked for me, so it's bound to work for you!").

    Sleep Myths You Need To Stop Believing - Health Digest

    Sleep Myths You Need To Stop Believing - Health Digest

    Considering we sleep about a third of our lives away, it should really be no surprise that we've told ourselves plenty of myths and stories about sleep — from the Greek god of sleep Hypnos to the folklore character of the Sandman. But not all sleep myths are harmless fables. Some of the things we tell ourselves about sleep are misconceptions that can affect our health, according to a 2019 study published in Sleep Health.

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