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10 ‘Healthy Habits’ That Don’t Really Work

Here are 10 rules of a healthy lifestyle that should have been changed a long time ago to avoid misconceptions.

We have a lot of beliefs when it comes to being healthy. Most of these beliefs come from experiences, and some were just word of mouth.

However, not all “healthy habits” we believe in are actually true. Case in point, here are 10 rules of a healthy lifestyle that don’t really work.

1. Sleeping for more than 7 hours

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It has been proven that all you need is 7 hours of sleep to function well. That’s one hour less than what we initially believed.

2. Having a big breakfast

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Breakfast is the important meal of the day. Although that is still very true, not all people are supposed to eat a big breakfast because not everyone has the same specific needs. Some cannot stand having a full stomach in the morning, so a glass of water could be enough to survive until brunch or lunch time.

3. Morning jog

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If you don’t feel better in the morning or you don’t have enough energy to jog, then you don’t have to. You will still get the same results and benefits when you jog at night.

4. Taking out sweets from your daily diet completely

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When we think of sweets, we automatically think of something unhealthy and fattening. However, you shouldn’t completely eliminate sweets in your diet as they contain glucose, which is helpful for a healthy brain.

5. Hard training

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You may have heard the line, “If your body doesn’t ache the next morning, it means you didn’t properly work out.” Well, that’s not exactly true. Muscle soreness doesn’t really mean that you had an amazing workout, it could actually mean you have a muscle tissue injury.

6. Skipping water during meals

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Water is very essential, not only when you’re thirsty but also during meals. It is important for your digestive system to function properly.

7. Forcing self to eat

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We are so used to eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner that we sometimes force ourselves to eat even if we’re not hungry. If you’re hungry, eat. If not, don’t.

8. Brushing teeth after meal

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Brushing frequently is not ideal as it could damage tooth enamel. The perfect time to brush your teeth is in the morning and evening.

9. Eliminating pastry products

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Just like sweets, you can eat bread without having to worry about your health and waistline, just as long as you eat it moderately.

10. Drinking 2 liters of water every day

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Drinking water is essential for cleansing and fueling your system. However, instead of drinking 2 liters of water like you’ve heard a million times before, you should just drink enough water consistent to your weight.

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Bye-bye, Tooth Decay? Scientists Push Enamel Regeneration to Fix Bad Teeth

A breakthrough procedure promises a way to repair damaged teeth without resorting to dentures.

A great smile is something everyone wants to have. This is certainly possible when your teeth are in great condition. Tooth decay would often get in the way but thankfully, our teeth are not easily damaged. For starters, it has a protective layer.

Enamel is the outermost covering of the teeth. It is known as the "hardest mineralized tissue" in the human body. However, enamel is not indestructible. A paper published in the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research asserts that enamel is vulnerable to wear, damage, and decay. This is expected since we all use our teeth constantly. Moreover, plaque — which is a a sticky film of bacteria — is constantly present in our teeth.

Once the enamel is breached, tooth decay could set in.

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13 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Migraine

Did you know that migraine can cause temporary blindness?

First and foremost, let’s clear up a common misconception: No, migraine isn’t merely a terrible headache. More than that, migraine causes severe throbbing pain that usually comes with other symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and even temporary blindness.

So yes, migraine is often misunderstood and there are a lot of other facts you need to know about it. If you’re curious about learning more, go scroll down below and we’ll fill you in with helpful information along the way.

#1. Migraine ranks as the world’s third most common disease.

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Being Married Reduces Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Now you really need to find a partner!

Are you single? Here's another reason to find your one true love as soon as you can! A new study shows that being married reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Worried now? Well according to a team of researchers at the Keele University in the United Kingdom, single people are more susceptible to having cardiovascular diseases, even fatal ones such as a heart attack or stroke - compared to married people.

Married people are at a lower risk of heart attacks or strokes.

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