The importance of good health, as we know it, has completely changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Taking care of your physical, mental and emotional well-being has become a top priority for everyone. But, with the need to take care of yourself, comes the need to know the correct way to do so.
Separating accurate facts from useless chatter that circulates on online platforms is essential in this “Social media Savvy” era.
Here are Top 10 Health Facts and Myths you need to know in 2022, so that taking care of your overall health & understanding its needs becomes easy for you.
1. Myth: Exercise for 2-3 hours per week will keep the heart healthy.
Fact: To lower your risk of death from Heart disease and cancer, your body needs 5-6 sessions of moderate to vigorous activity per week. Your heart will benefit from any activity you do. The more you do, the more you will benefit.
2. Myth: A mental health condition is a sign of weakness. Only mentally weak people will develop a disorder!
Fact: The truth is that anyone can develop a mental health condition. It has nothing to do with being weak or lacking willpower. It is not a condition people choose to have or not have.
3. Myth: Fats are bad for your heart.
Fact: In our daily food, there are 4 different types of fats found, & not all of them are bad for your health. Artificially made trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, are your worst enemy.
4. Myth: Once you get a seizure, its confirmed that you have Epilepsy.
Fact: A confirmed Epilepsy diagnosis can be only made when a person has 2 or more unprovoked seizures that occur more than 24 hours apart. Certain common factors that can induce a seizure are binge drinking, sleep deprivation or a new medication, & these are not related to epilepsy at all.
5. Myth: There are certain “superfoods” that can prevent heart diseases in people.
Fact: There is no evidence clinically found till date that can confirm anything regarding these “Superfoods”. Certain food items such as blueberries, pomegranates, walnuts and fish - are beneficial for the health of the heart. But these wont prevent you from developing heart disease.
6. Myth: You only need to look after your mental health if you have a mental health condition.
Fact: Everyone can benefit from taking active steps to promote their well-being and improve their mental health. Similarly, everyone can take active steps and engage in healthy habits to optimize their physical health
The most prized possession of anyone is good health. But, working towards achieving it requires continuous effort. Always remember, eating healthy foods, developing healthy habits, and living a healthy life is your responsibility.