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Putting Health and Fitness Myths to Rest

Dr. Sam Awada

You can very easily suffer from information overload if you want to keep up with fitness/health research and case studies available. But it has always been the case that some things, although false, will take on a life of their own. Very many people want to believe they can get healthy and fit just by taking a pill or something else that requires no work. In this article we are going to take a look at some of the major myths surrounding health and fitness and tell you the truth about them.

Here is an area in which there is some difference of opinions, and it has to do with taking vitamins and minerals. The typical argument is they get all that is necessary through regular meals they eat. Your child should be just fine unless there are some existing conditions, and in this case get some clearance from your doctor. Vitamins come in varying degrees of quality, and so just buy good vitamins and read up on them before buying, as well.

Getting past the smell of fish to eat it is half the battle, and of course some fish have excellent nutrition to support brain function and others. It’s actually true for very young children up until the age of four or so, eating fish, particularly salmon is fantastic for improving brain function and development. Most fish are very good for you, but if you are familiar with the issues you will know that salmon is terrific. In case you are not sure about it, it is the omega 3 EFAs that will be very healthy for your heart and all of your body. If you don’t like fish, try taking fish oil or omega-3 supplements.

Dr. Sam Awada at Midwest Family Practice

Some rumors about drinking water or juice and not eating, or maybe eating chicken soup and other things continue to live on. Neither advice is correct, and the reason for this is they will not make your body get rid of what ever has infected you. Eat a healthy diet whether you are sick or not because your body has to have energy and nutrition. So there it is and there are no big secrets about it, but there are myths about what you should do when ill.

There are dozens if not hundreds of health, fitness and wellness myths out there. What have you been doing about these issue, anyway? Take some time and read and work at learning something. You can start your research by paying attention to the three myths you’ve heard about here.