All our life, we have been told to believe certain things related to our health that is not even true. But we adopt them in our lives just because our parents or loved ones have asked us to. However, there are still others who don’t follow this advice and in a way, they are doing it right.
After all, it is not right to follow some health advice that you picked up randomly from a book. And even if you wish to, it is better to first confirm whether the advice or the tip is right or not and also know how true it is.
To make it easier for you, we have formulated a list of certain health tips and advice that you might have followed all your lives but in reality, they are complete lies.
Scroll down and take a look:
One must take minimum 8 hours of sleep every day
This advice again isn’t applicable to everyone. A lot of articles talk about how important it is to sleep for 8 hours every day to lead a healthy life. But what the truth is that not everybody can sleep for 8 hours because the requirement again varies from body to body. While there may be some who feel fresh even after sleeping just for 4 hours, but there are others who may only be able to get the required energy after sleeping for 10 hours.
One should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day
We are repeatedly reminded by our parents to drink as much as 8 glasses of water every day in order to keep ourselves healthy. While this fact may be partially correct but there is no hard and fast rule. Not everyone can drink 8 glasses of water every day. This is because everyone is different and may have different needs too. Also, the number of glasses of water that one should drink is completely dependent on the weather conditions and the kind of physical activity that one performs. So, this advice is not true at all.
MMR Vaccine can cause Autism
MMR Vaccine is that vaccine that was once excessively used to treat people who were suffering from measles. But after a study revealed that autism is caused by MMR vaccine, most of the people stopped taking it. There were several other theories that proved it wrong and claimed that there is no connection between autism and MMR vaccine. So, never believe this advice.
One should poop every day
Just because you haven’t pooped a day, doesn’t mean that you are not keeping healthy. The number of times you poop has got nothing to do with your deteriorating health until and unless your poop is painful or is accompanied with blood. So, whether you poop three times in a day or 7 times in a week, you shouldn’t be afraid or ever feel that you are sick.
Sanitizers help you keep your hands extra clean
You might have noticed many of your friends using a hand sanitizer even after washing their hands with water and soap. Just like your friends, there are many who do this because they feel that sanitizers can remove the extra dirt and germs from their hands, which a soap bar cannot. But when we go by the facts, it is told that whether you clean your hands with a soap bar or with a sanitizer, it is almost the same. Soap bars are as effective as sanitizers when it comes to killing germs.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
There is no doubt that Apples are one of the healthiest fruits as they are extremely rich in fibre and vitamin C. But apples are not the only fruits that are healthy. When the proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was coined, many people mistook that Apple is the only fruit that one should eat in his or her sick days. But in reality, “Apple” was used in this proverb to describe any round fruit and not just “Apple”. So, stop restricting yourself to one fruit and eat other fruits too.