Fact-checking the 15 most persistent nutrition myths

Nutrition is an important issue that affects us all. But do you sometimes feel that there is such a flood of information on the subject that you can hardly keep up? In this article, we debunk the 15 most persistent myths about diet.

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Wasser

Does that hold water? A look at the most popular myths about staying hydrated

Sixty to 80 percent of the human body is made up of water. So it makes sense that it’s important to drink a lot of it. Keep reading to learn more about the myths surrounding our water needs and why excessive amounts of water can even be dangerous.

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Verhaltensänderung

How to change your behavior and make it stick – Six tips

Change isn’t easy, especially when it comes to behavior. Perhaps this experience sounds familiar: You’ve resolved to develop a healthy habit, like getting more exercise, but somehow it just won’t stick. What does research tell us about lasting behavior modification and why doesn’t it work when you put pressure on yourself? The answers are in this article.

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Körpersprache

Boost your wellbeing with positive body language

Head up, shoulders back, and you feel better right away. Body language has been proven to impact on our sense of wellbeing. You’ll find out why in this article – as well as how smiling affects you physically and how to use this to your advantage.

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Nein

A little guide to help you say “no”

When you want to set priorities, you’re going to have to say “no” sometimes. And it’s not an easy task if you like to keep things harmonious, are someone who has a habit of agreeing with everything, or enjoy helping people.

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Problemzonen

Exercises that target your trouble zones – do they really work?

Beer belly, saddlebags, lunch-lady arms – every person has so-called problem areas where fat seems to accumulate more quickly. The fitness industry advertises products and exercises that claim to specifically target and get rid of these fat deposits. But these promises unfortunately have little to do with the reality. It may be advisable to tailor your exercise program to focus on the desired areas, but the problematic flab will not be specifically reduced. You cannot choose which fat to target with your workout – it’s mostly genetic predisposition that determines where fat will be stored or burned first. But it’s still possible to strengthen and sculpt specific areas of your body. Keep reading to find out how – and what the different problem areas actually mean.

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Entscheidungen

How small choices can have a positive effect on your lifestyle

Making healthy life choices is always easy in theory, because the obviously good consequences speak for themselves. Despite this, the reality often looks very different. In the evenings the couch is much more inviting than going for a walk, and the pudding in the fridge is eaten more quickly than you can make yourself a tasty and healthy salad.

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Stärke beginnt im Kopf

Strength starts in the mind

Nowadays, athletes not only undergo physical training; they also do mental strength training. Mental exercise like this can help them concentrate on the here and now so that at key moments, they can reach peak performance. The objective here is to achieve a heightened state of physical awareness and to define goals more effectively.

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Bewegung ist gut fürs Gehirn

This is how you influence your brain by movement

You think working out is only good for your physical health? That’s not entirely true, since movement can also positively influence your way of thinking. A study conducted by the Max-Planck-Institute confirmed that there is a connection between your muscles and your brain. Working out doesn’t just help you improve your physical fitness level but can additionally help you study and prevent diseases such as depression or dementia.

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Holding in your farts is unhealthy ― true or false?

Have you ever had this happen? You're sitting there in a yoga class, a meeting, on the train or maybe at dinner with your in-laws, and you suddenly realize you have to let one rip. There could not be a worse moment. Farting in public is generally considered embarrassing. But honestly, why should it be? After all, everyone farts. And isn’t it actually unhealthy to hold them in?

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