Can you get addicted to nasal spray? Will breast-feeding prevent cancer? Does sugar make PMS worse? What is fact and what is fiction.., time to unveil the secrets! Don’t let a rumour jeopardise your health. Go beyond the myths
to the surface of reality. along the way, you will learn some must- know facts about diet, exercise, disease fighting and more.
1. Drinking eight glasses of water a day will keep you well hydrated: FALSE
“There is no scientific evidence that indicates an exact amount everyone needs to drink,” says W. Larry Kenney,
Ph.D., a professor of physiology and kine siology at Pennsylvania State University. It depends on your weight, your
diet, how active you are and how much you sweat. Physical signs that you’re not getting enough water comprise of
frequent headaches, lethargy and nausea. However, the real indicator for active women should be the amount of fluid
loss during exercise. “Weigh yourself before you exercise, drink what you normally would, and step on the scale
again afterward. If you weigh less, that means you’re not drinking enough. For every pound lost, have an additional
three glasses or 24 ounces of water or sports drink,” says Kenney.