8 Bad Pieces of Health Advice You Should Definitely Ignore

By The Captain July 29, 2020

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You need to drink eight glasses of water a day

You might have heard about the 8×8 rule which states that you need to drink eight glasses of water per day (2 liters). This piece of advice has turned into a real health goal for many people, but is it really valid for everyone?

According to most health specialists, the amount of water one should drink depends on body size, activity level, and sodium levels. Kylene Bogden, RDN, a Cleveland-based registered dietitian nutritionist points out that some people need more while others need less, “it’s about listening to your body and knowing how you feel.” In addition, not all the water in your body needs to come from plain water. You can also consume super hydrating foods such as watermelon and spinach.

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