10 Common Stereotypes About a Healthy Lifestyle That Are Actually Harmful

Nowadays, having a healthy lifestyle is pretty trendy and it is actually a great and positive thing to set as a goal. A balanced diet, physical activity, good sleep – all of these make us strong, healthy, and happy. But very often false stereotypes, that seem to be true, appear on the wave of a […]

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Nowadays, having a healthy lifestyle is pretty trendy and it is actually a great and positive thing to set as a goal. A balanced diet, physical activity, good sleep – all of these make us strong, healthy, and happy. But very often false stereotypes, that seem to be true, appear on the wave of a trend and we have to be careful because believing these can harm us. Check out the following list and tomorrow you will probably decide to get rid of that uncomfortable “ergonomic” chair or diversify your diet with dishes prepared in a multi-cooker.

We  have investigated a list of these stereotypes and will fill you in on the reality so you can start your true pursuit of self-perfection. At the end of the article, there is also a bonus that will tell you the best time to take a shower.

1. The redder salmon meat is, the healthier it is.

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Wild breeds of salmon such as sockeye salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon have an intense bright coloring, while more expensive and fat salmon breeds (which are also rich in Omega-3s) are actually much more pale. And those white streaks you see in fish are actually good – they mean that no dyes were added to the fish.

So, color is not an indicator of freshness or ‘wildness.’ Most of the salmon sold in supermarkets is either delivered from farms or has been previously frozen – all because a freshly-caught fish spoils really fast.

2. Ergonomic furniture is always better than normal furniture.

© depositphotos.com© depositphotos.comErgonomic furniture has been widely advertised as a cure for backaches. Unfortunately, this is only a commercial trick. It has been proven that a wrongly-chosen ‘fancy’ chair can cause deterioration in your back. The instructions for using this type of furniture are also very specific when it comes to sitting positions and postures.

The trial period for an ergonomic chair should be very long, thoughtful, and attentive. If you don’t have an opportunity to check and test this expensive purchase over time, then it’s better to skip it.

3. Our body needs regular cleansing.

© depositphotos.comWe are not talking about cases where special diets and enemas are prescribed by a doctor – that’s a different situation. It’s when you do these things without consulting a doctor first that can cause some issues.

Research hasn’t confirmed the efficiency of methods of detox like frequent enemas, special diets, fasting, and juice drinking. But the same research has shown…

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