Herbs are regularly used by people who find them to be totally harmless because they are natural. Plenty of research has been carried out on the pros and cons of using herbs. It was very recently that more researchers started taking an interest in herbs and finding their benefits.
Herbs, such as kava and St. John’s wort are used to treat their sickness. Kava is proven to help reduce anxiety, but research has also shown that it is dangerous for the liver as it is toxic. In the same way, St. John’s wort is actively used to improve health, but it has been recently discovered that it causes allergic reactions in some people.
It is highly recommendable to take suggestions from a doctor before using any type of herb. They’re natural, but they are not always beneficial.
Children with Asthma Shouldn't Avoid Sports
Unfortunately, asthma, a respiratory disease that is characterized by shortness of breath, is a very common disease among children. Parents, whose children suffer from this disease, go hysterical over it and restrict their children from taking part in any sports, as it is believed that any physical activity can trigger asthma.
Even many doctors suggest children to only rest and stay away from any kind of physical activity (running, stretching etc), as it is hazardous to their health. But, recent reports suggest that a little physical activity is important and beneficial for children suffering from asthma. Physical activities, such as aerobics actually improve lung power and make it easier for the child to breath.
Children should be encouraged to take part in sports that require little physical activity (walking, cycling) as it can help control asthma better. In any case, heavy physical activity should be avoided, and a counseling service from a reputed doctor is always recommended.Crash-diets are Healthy
Crash dieting might be the easiest way to lose fat, but the option is definitely not healthy. You might look fit but you will never be healthy. Cutting down on fat intake is good, but one should always fulfill the body’s required calories.
Many people believe that crash diets are healthy. But it is nothing but a myth. Crash diets are actually very unhealthy for the body as in most cases, the person ends up having a deficiency of one or more important nutrients, which often leads to severe health conditions.Exercise – The More the Merrier
‘The more you run the better…’ is a false statement. People believe that by pushing one’s limit, one becomes healthier. Lifting more weights doesn’t mean you are healthier. Recent research has proven that running very long distances or lifting heavy weights for many repetitions has an unhealthy impact on the body.
Long-distance cardiovascular exercises increase scortisol secretions that damage and weaken joints. The situation leads to injuries and weight gain. Always take a break after 15-20 minutes of running or working out constantly to allow the body to rest.
All Vegetables are Healthy
This is a big myth. A lot of people turn to vegetables thinking they are healthy and no bad comes out of them. This is totally wrong. An overdose of certain vegetables or their oils (coconut and palm kernel oil etc) can cause serious damage. For example, over consumption of coconut results in high a cholesterol level. Always have a balanced diet and do not emphasize on any one vegetable.