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Is it possible to do too much exercise?
Yessssss. Your body will tell you. If you’re really tired, pick up colds or don’t have any enthusiasm for your routines, then you’re overdoing it. Another sign that your heart rate is higher than it normallly is.
1. To increase cardiovascular fitness levels?
20 Mins, 2-5 times a week.
2. To lose weight?
20-30 mins, 3 times a week.
3. To tone up?
2 sets of 15 reps, 2 times a week.
4. To maintain fitness / weight?
20-40mins, 3 times a week.
5. To increase flexibility?
5-10 mins, everyday.
According to holistic health consultant Dr Loretta Standley, laughing 100 times equates to about 15 minutes on an exercise bike & uses muscles in your face, tummy & diaphragm. Get giggling! :D
One teaspoon (6g) of white sugar contains 23 calories?
Myth #1 - Drinking Water Helps Cleanse Your Body of Toxins
This myth originated when water therapy was created. Water therapy is the idea that eight glasses of water everyday will release the toxins through sweat or urinary excretions. Another belief with the water therapy is this: you can cure some diseases if you drink enough water.
All the diseases that the water therapy is believed to help can be caused by contaminated water! The very water that is supposed to help cleanse you and your family is often contaminated with toxins. All the sicknesses that you might have could be caused by the water you’re drinking.
Myth #2 - Drinking Water Improves Organ Function
It’s believed that without a sufficient amount of water, your kidneys cannot function to their full ability. If the kidneys aren’t doing their job, that requires the liver to take on part of the kidneys’ job. The stress that is created by this lack of water causes neither organ to be able to perform their duty.
But, what if that water you were drinking had iron, which if too much is ingested can lead to anaemia in adults, or in young children it can negatively affect their mental development. If too much iron is absorbed it can be stored in the pancreas, liver, spleen, and the heart. This can potentially damage these vital organs, and consuming such water would obviously not help your organ function!
Myth #3 - Drinking Water Gives You Better Skin
It’s said that drinking water will keep your skin hydrated and prevent your skin from drying out. Drinking water is also supposed to give your skin a radiant, healthy, younger looking complexion without wrinkles.
But what if that water is not clean?
Skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff are greatly affected by the moisture content of your skin. If your water is not properly purified, you may be hydrating your skin with toxins that could cause or make such conditions worse.
Myth #4 - Drinking Water Reduces Headaches
Drinking water is said to be a natural remedy for headaches. Although there are many other reasons that can contribute to a headache, dehydration is the most common. But, high concentrations of lead in the body can also lead to headaches, as well as high blood pressure and even hearing problems.
Often times water is contaminated with lead. If you are consuming such water on a regular basis, without the right kind of filter, you may be putting yourself at risk for more and/or worse headaches!