Winter health myths busted

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There is plenty of misguided information about winter out there to make you believe in things that don’t hold true. Do you need sunscreen in winter? Does alcohol actually warm you up? Find out if these are true or just myths.

False! If you think that exercising in chilly weather is bad for your health, think again. According to the research published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, you burn more calories in less time in cold weather. However, it is advisable to warm up your body and get acclimatized to the temperature before going out for a vigorous run..

False! According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one in five people suffer from indoor or outdoor allergies. In winter, indoor allergies are very common. The reason? Pets don’t spend as much time outdoors, windows are kept closed which seal in poor air quality, and many molds thrive.

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