Are These Fitness Facts Really true?
Don’t believe everything you hear about fitness. Bust the fitness myths that you’ve seen or heard through this really fun quiz. Send this to your fitness freaks to educate them, and everyone else because why not?
True or false? Vegetarians have stronger bones than meat eaters.
FALSE! Vegetarian diets aren’t exactly bad, but they do lack essential nutrients like, calcium and B12, that prevent osteoporosis. Just get some supplements and you’ll be fine, probably.
True or false? Diet soda is healthier than regular soda.
True-ish… diet soda is typically sugar free, which is great, but it’s still chock full of harmful chemicals. Experts say stick to the clear ones if you must, or just drink more water.
True or false. If you align your chakras with crystals, your life will slowly but surely fall apart.
False! Research shows that while those 100k rocks are pretty useless, there’s a strong placebo effect associated with them. So maybe Bejan Daruwalla was really onto something…
True or false? Drinking too much water can kill you.
TRUE! Water intoxication, or hyponatremia, causes your sodium levels to drop dangerously low and your veins to swell. Then, congrats, you’ve got brain damage. So yeah, maybe drink less water.
True or false? A yearly detox cleanse actually keeps your organs nice and clean.
False! Any sort of detox/cleanse/juice diet pretty much does nothing! Your body is constantly cleaning out and renewing itself, so there’s no need for detox. But please go ahead, if it is your ‘self-care’.
True or false? Cigarettes are healthier than juuls.
Surprisingly this is FALSE. Juuls are technically healthier, but they’re only recommended as a way to get off regular cigarettes, not a gateway to them. You know what’s really healthy, though? No smoking at all.
True or false? Going gluten free is good for you.
False! Unless you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, doctors say that gluten doesn’t worsen your health and nor do gluten free foods. It certainly won’t improve it. So, you might as well have ‘the gluten’ in your diet.
True or false? Working out 5 times a week will eventually kill you.
FALSE! But don’t go overboard. A sensible 30-60-minute workout everyday certainly won’t kill you. However, it still won’t outrun death when your time comes.