Being healthy nowadays is more complicated than it needs to be. Our body is a fantastic machine that even the most next-level scientists are still trying their best to fully understand.
New research, however, discusses some “healthy” habits that are wasting your money and, most significantly, your time that you might follow. So, are you “healthy wrong?”
Here is how you can find out.
You Go For a Cleanse or Detox
Cleanses and detoxes have stirred quite the buzz lately. From supplements, drinks, diets to soups, people just can’t get enough of this trend!
Thing is, this stuff is kind of useless. Our body has already its built-in detox system! Our kidneys and livers can efficiently “cleanse” our bodies, as long as you give them the proper tools: a balanced diet, limiting alcohol and tobacco use, and sport.
Too Many Multivitamins
Taking a daily multivitamin was always linked to good health. But, times change, and so do science.
A 2019 study found that taking multivitamins didn’t reduce the risk of cancer, dementia, heart disease, or early death from any cause. So, why stress about taking multivitamins anyway?
Specialists recommend getting the minerals and vitamins by eating a variety of whole foods daily. Also, discussing with a specialist what’s best for your is always a great idea!
Minding your food intake and portion control are essential to stay or get slim, but did you know that scientists found that weight loss is more than that.
Instead of following the old golden rule of counting calories, nutritionists recommend eating lean protein, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables and avoid added sugar and processed foods.
Cardio to Lose Weight
Too many hours spent on the treadmill won’t bring any good results if you want to lose weight. Of course, physical activity is essential to maintaining a healthy weight, but there’s more to do than just cardio.
Experts recommend 75 minutes/ week of vigorous exercise, like running, or 150 minutes/ week of moderate exercise. You can also try HIIT workouts (high-intensity interval training), very effective for fat loss.
Whatever you choose to do, remember that you must discuss with a specialist first. Some things might just not work for you, and that’s perfectly normal. For example, taking too many multivitamins, counting calories repeatedly, or doing a thing just because it is popular will never get you where you want.