TRUE or FALSE
We reveal the truth to some common myths about our bodies…
1 FALSE We all heard this one when we were kids, but there is no truth to it . While gum cannot be digested like normal food, it does pass through your system in a lump.
2 TRUE While the cold weather itself doesn’t make you sick, you are more prone to catch a cold virus when you are outside in the cold as they spread through droplets in the air. Being cold also weakens your immune system, making you more susceptible to getting ill.
3 FALSE Colds are at their most contagious when the symptoms are at their worst. While you should wash your hands often and take other preventative measures throughout the life of a cold, you should be especially diligent when your symptoms are at their worst.
4 FALSE Women should do whatever makes them feel better when they’re on their period, including exercise. Exercise, in fact, makes you feel better as it increases endorphins, a hormone that makes you feel happier.
5 TRUE After eating, the body diverts the blood away from the muscles and to the gut. The lack of blood in your muscles could cause a cramp if you go swimming too soon after a meal. It’s best to wait for your food to digest and for your blood flow to return to normal before you exert yourself.
6 FALSE What makes hair grow are the follicles beneath the surface of the skin, and what comes out is actually dead by the time it reaches the surface. This dead hair appears to be thicker because it hasn’t been exposed to the sun.