Four Common Myths About Diet, Exercise, and Your Overall Health

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Here are four common myths about diet, exercise, and our overall health . . .

1. Coffee stunts your growth. In reality, genetics determine your height. In fact, coffee isn’t linked to any medical conditions except for a slight, temporary increase in blood pressure.

2. Eating eggs causes high cholesterol. Eggs have almost no effect on your cholesterol . . . and a Harvard analysis of two studies even suggests that eating eggs can IMPROVE your heart health.

3. 10,000 steps is the key to getting healthy. Walking is great exercise, but it’s tough to make a blanket recommendation for everyone. Plus, a study earlier this year found a better number of steps to aim for is probably 6,000 to 8,000.

4. Social media can inspire you to diet and exercise. Researchers have found that it can actually lead to body dissatisfaction and distorted eating when you compare yourself to other people’s bodies and weight.

(CNet / CNN)

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