Today Show: Health Myths
The Today Show hosts talked about debunking common health myths. They talked about the common advice we got to not eat at night and to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, but these might not be as true as we were led to believe because they revealed that some of those health rules aren’t necessarily true. They brought in Dr. Roshini Raj to debunk some of these myths.
Today Show: Snacking At Night
The first thing they talked about was eating at night. There’s no science to back up the myth that eating at night causes weight gain. It’s really about the calories you take in and how many you burn, which is just great for me. However, people do tend to snack on unhealthy foods late at night, so it could be good to cut yourself off if you’re one of those people.
Today Show: High Intensity Workout
They then brought up the rule that you should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. Dr. Raj said that a high intensity workout for just a few minutes can be just as beneficial for you as the 30 minute workout. This is good news for busy people.
One example would be a high sprint or doing jumping jacks for a minute or two, taking a rest, and continuing for 10 minutes five times a week. This doesn’t help weight loss though, this is just for helping your heart. If you want to lose weight, then the longer you work out the better.
Today Show: Sleep Debt
They Today Show discussed getting seven to eight hours of sleep. You can make it up if you miss out just a couple nights a week. People used to say that you can’t make up sleep debt, but that’s not the case. Don’t sleep in though. Wake up at your regular time but go to sleep earlier. Naps are okay, but they should be no more than 30 minutes because more than that affects your night sleep.
Today Show: Egg Intake
The myth about watching your egg intake because of cholesterol was also debunked. There are different types of the bad LDL cholesterol and eggs can raise the kind that may not be harmful. Plus they also have some great properties. They could be harmful for diabetics though.
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