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Healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

Scientists have proven that the mass of well-known ideas about a healthy lifestyle is in fact just a set of common statements that from a medical point of view do not correspond to reality at all.

The slower the metabolism, the faster the person gains weight. The widespread opinion that thin people have a "more correct" and faster metabolism is wrong. Studies of thin and obese in different countries show that people with weight problems often metabolize faster than thin people. The reasons for obesity and obesity lie on a different plane - changes in lifestyle (sedentary behavior) and dietary patterns (eat a lot, drink a lot of alcohol), individual genetic characteristics of the body, as well as "... a whole complex of reasons not fully investigated by scientists."

Sweet lovers always get fat more. When eating a lot of flour and sweets, a person does not gain excess weight, provided that his diet is limited to fat intake.

Any amount of alcohol is dangerous. Adherents of a healthy lifestyle urge to completely stop drinking alcohol. However, scientists around the world have long come to the conclusion about the benefits, for example, of red wine - it contains components that have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. In moderation, wine and beer, on the other hand, are good for the body. According to doctors, it is not necessary to exclude alcohol from the diet - it is necessary not to abuse it.

Nothing ages like the sun. It is generally believed that the sun is the main culprit in the appearance of early wrinkles. However, research shows that the main cause of aging is stress. It contributes to the aging of the arteries, heart disease, strokes, memory loss, weakening of the immune system and cancer. Although not all stress is harmful to the body. The most dangerous stress is caused by unresolved, "hanging" problems that a person constantly postpones. The stress of a particular event, such as being reprimanded at work or even being fired, is not as dangerous as the stress of similar but long-term problems. Although momentary stress is the loss of a loved one, the same job, if the person has no substitutes for it (family, hobby), will have a significant aging effect.

Athletic means healthy. The thesis that the more people exercise, the healthier they become is also a myth. Exercising more than three to four hours a day can cause a host of health problems: chronic fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, depression. The World Health Organization recommends: "The required minimum is at least 30 minutes of walking a day, half an hour of aerobic training three times a week and resistance work for 30 minutes once a day."

Jogging in the morning is always good for everyone. Many consider jogging in the morning to be a popular and ingenious way of healing the body in its availability. While this is a physical activity that must be properly distributed. If you are going to run, you must definitely consult with a specialist, otherwise you can overdo it and "run to a heart attack," experts say. What is good for one person may be poison for others.

Muscle turns into fat without exercise. Those who sweat on exercise machines in gyms three to four times a week fear that after the cessation of vigorous training, their muscles will begin to degenerate into fatty deposits. Fortunately, this does not happen: muscles are one tissue, denser and more compact in structure, and fat is completely different. But the fact that after the termination of training the muscles become flabby and lethargic is a fact. By the way, the reverse process is also, alas, impossible. That is, fat does not turn into muscle tissue, even under heavy loads. According to instructors, such increased workouts only contribute to muscle building and more active fat burning.

Reading in poor lighting conditions impairs vision. We remember from childhood how our parents taught us that reading in dim light, and even more so under a blanket with a flashlight, is very harmful to the eyes. It turns out that such a statement is absolutely untrue: it's like saying that whispering is bad for the ears! According to ophthalmologists at New York University, even reading from a computer screen or watching television at close range does not in any way affect the functioning of our eyes. The muscles in the eye tighten, so we feel tired. But nothing more.

Male fertility is reduced by tight underwear, laptops and hot baths. None of these claims have found precise scientific confirmation. Perhaps, of all of the above, scientists have the greatest suspicion about hot baths, which can raise the temperature in the groin area. Anatomically, the male genital organs are located outside, as a result of which, their temperature is slightly lower than that of the whole body. If they heat up, then there is a decrease in sperm production (within about two months). And it takes four to six months to restore its normal amount. Although no indisputable evidence of harmful effects has been found, nevertheless, men should take care of themselves and once again refrain from taking hot baths and using laptops (which are known to heat up) on their knees for a long time.

Bags under the eyes are a sign of kidney problems. This concept has come into common use firmly and unshakably. In reality, bags under the eyes have nothing to do with diseased kidneys. This is a common misconception. These are most often orbital hernias, when fat accumulates under the skin of the lower eyelids. The defect is eliminated by a beautician. Dark circles under the eyes are a manifestation of excess secretion of a hormone responsible for skin pigmentation. As a rule, circles appear in people who often like to be in the sun.

The more fluids we drink, the better for our skin. The lack of moisture is immediately reflected on our face and body. To prevent negative consequences, it is advisable to consume about 1.5 liters of water per day, it is natural that in summer or during physical exertion, its amount should be increased. But not all liquid has a beneficial effect on appearance. The most acceptable option is drinking water without gas, fruit, vegetable fresh juices, fruit or green tea. But in reality, we are used to drinking sugary carbonated drinks, coffee, black tea, which are not the best way to affect the condition of our skin. In order to find out if your skin needs additional fluid, we will conduct a simple test. The bottom line is as follows: pinch yourself on the outer side of your hand, if the skin quickly returned to its previous state, then everything is normal, if the skin is smoothed slowly, you need an additional amount of liquid.

Acne on adult skin is not associated with juvenile acne. Pimples that have developed on the skin as an adult are not like those that you had as a teenager, but this is youthful acne. The reason for the appearance of acne can be age-related hormonal changes, stress, constant anxiety, poor ecology. In order to avoid the appearance of age-related acne, it is recommended to undergo complex treatment, which includes the use of effective cosmetics such as salicylic acid or sulfur.

Being able to speak out or take revenge can relieve stress. We all read books or watch movies (from classics to Kill Bill), where the heroes put in a lot of effort and do incredible things for one single goal - to get revenge at any cost! But, nevertheless, scientists argue that revenge is certainly sweet, but forgiveness is even sweeter. The desire to respond to the offender makes us nervous, depressed, and experiencing a lot of negative emotions. And this all immediately affects the state of our health: the risk of getting a heart attack significantly increases. Alas, there are situations (for example, the betrayal of a friend or the murder of a loved one) that cannot be erased from memory. And in order to survive with such a load of memories without big losses, to avoid despondency and despair, you should still try to forgive: revenge can make you happy only for a moment, while forgiveness will cure and give you a long life.

Regular washing, shower, bathroom give only benefit. Again, everything is good in moderation. When we take a bath or take a shower, we always use detergents (gel, foam, soap), which, despite the beliefs of manufacturers, with regular use, still dehydrate the skin. But if you are a fan of cleanliness and cannot refuse regular water treatments, do not forget to use a moisturizer after each wash.

The current technology allows one hundred percent to remove a tattoo. This is not the case, modern technology can only lighten the tattoo. In order to finally get rid of the tattoo, you need to go through several stages, and it will not be cheap. The result of the removal will depend on what kind of tattoo you have and on its size, but, most likely, its scars will remain. Much depends on the ink color, some colors are more difficult to render.

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