Starting a healthy lifestyle is probably one of the most popular goals as everyone strives to be fit and healthy. However, do we really understand what this type of lifestyle is all about?
Celebrities and influencers have been flaunting their lifestyles all over social media, but not everything you see is truly healthy. Here are ten common stereotypes that are actually not so healthy after all.
1. Red salmon is the healthier option.
Although a red salmon looks healthier and more appealing, pale salmons have more omega 3, which is why it is often pricier.
2. Ergonomic furnitures will solve your issues.
Using an expensive computer chair doesn’t automatically mean that you’re solving your backache and other issues. This piece of furniture has specific instructions, so if you’re doing it wrong, then you will not be getting the expected benefits.
3. Fruits and vegetables should always be peeled.
The skin has a lot of vitamins in it, so you won’t be getting the nutrients that fruits and veggies offer if you’ll peel them. All you have to do is just wash them thoroughly before eating or cooking them.
4. Microwaving food gets rid of its nutrients.
Microwaving your food on a daily basis is obviously not ideal, but it also doesn’t mean that you will lose all nutrients when you cook your food using it.
5. Stretching is a must before training.
Coaches suggest that dynamic stretching should be done before training and static stretching for post-training.
6. You don’t need to compensate for sleep loss.
Since your weekdays are full of stress due to work, school, and other activities, your body needs a timeout to recover. Getting more sleep time on weekends can do wonders for your body.
7. Detoxing is a must.
Not all people can benefit from a detox. In fact, there is still more research to be done to link detox to a healthy lifestyle.
8. Positive thinking is the main key to mental health.
Although being positive is a good thing, having a mantra like “I can do it all” can push you away from reality. You should always weigh what you can do to what you think you can do.
9. Drinking from bottles is okay.
Plastic bottles can collect a lot of bacteria, so it is best to avoid them as much as you can.
10. Juice is a healthy drink.
Just like sodas, juices have a tremendous amount of sugar in them which can lead to illnesses like obesity and diabetes.
7 Signs You’ve Had Too Much Salt In Your Diet
Too much salt may be sneaking in to your body without you noticing.
Salt is a seasoning that’s almost always present in a recipe as this gives more flavor to your dishes. The right amount is needed for the regulation of bodily functions. However, people these days tend to consume sodium or salt more than what they need.
The USDA states that healthy adults should limit their sodium intake to 2,300 mg per day while those who have high blood pressure should consume much less, 1,500 mg per day. We can’t always measure the amount of salt that gets in the body. After all, sodium has a sneaky way of getting into your bloodstream. But here are telltale signs that clearly say you may be taking in too much salt.
#1. You have high blood pressure
5 Foundation Mistakes To Avoid So You Can Get Better Skin
You could be making your acne worse because of one of these foundation mistakes!
Foundation is undoubtedly the most important part of everyone's daily makeup routine. It ensures a smooth base for your eye makeup, blush, and highlighter. Unfortunately, foundation also has a bad reputation for messing up with people's skin and causing acne. However, it is possible that the product is not the one responsible for the breakouts. If you are getting zits from regular foundation use, there is a possibility that you are committing one or more of these makeup mistakes.
It is easy to blame a myriad of skin problems on your foundation. If you have sensitive skin, it is important to choose a product that will be gentle on your face. Otherwise, it is time to take a step back and consider whether you are making some major foundation mistakes in your own makeup routine.
#1. Using the wrong foundation formula
10 Misconceptions About Going Vegetarian
#5 is a good reason to try it out.
We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit, which is why going vegetarian is the healthiest yet the most boring option, right? Actually, no.
Many have switched to living a plant-based life, from regular people to celebrities like Ellen Degeneres and Liam Hemsworth. Despite the growing popularity of vegetarianism, many are still confused about what it’s really all about. Here are ten misconceptions about going vegetarian.
1. Not enough protein.