Belief: You get the best sleep in the period before midnight
Wrong: What’s important is that the phases of deep sleep – the time when the mind and body recover – take place primarily in the first five hours after going to sleep. It makes no difference whether that’s before or after midnight.
Belief: It’s impossible to drink too much water
On the contrary. Too much water can actually harm the body. Especially when you sweat a lot, the body is deprived of salt. A very rough recommendation is to drink around 2–3 litres a day. This may vary depending on your body weight and amount of activity.
Belief: Sweating gives you a great figure!
Not really. Sweating increases our well-being, but it does not make us slimmer. Whether during sport or in the sauna: the water we lose by sweating is immediately restored when we have a drink afterwards.
Belief: Underarm sweat always smells bad
Not at all! Underarm wetness is odourless. The unpleasant smell only develops when the body’s own bacteria start decomposing the sweat.
Belief: Varicose veins are caused by crossing your legs
Forget it. Although varicose veins do usually start at the back of your knees, crossing your legs has nothing to do with it. Vein disorders primarily occur due to genetic weaknesses of the connective tissue.
Belief: Shaving makes you hair grow back thicker
Not true. When the shaved hair grows back, the stumps only look thicker because they are all the same length.
Belief: Bathing for too long causes dry skin
This is true in principle, but if you observe a few basic rules, you can enjoy your bath without any worries. Temperature: 38 degrees. Duration: no more than 30 minutes. With moisturising and rehydrating bath additives, you can provide your skin with extra protection.
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