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Common food myths
  • Myth: You will lose weight when you run. In reality, running will release hormones that will increase your appetite.
  • Myth: Carb-loading is essential before a race. Carbs eaten days earlier or for breakfast do not seem to impact performance. It can help if you eat them a whole day before a race.
  • Myth: Low-carb-high-fat diets will improve performance. There is little evidence to support this.
  • Myth: You need prepackaged energy products to run. You can make your own fuel. Natural energy foods include raisins, dates or dried cherries.
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Brain Growth

It's been thought that the neurons were already created before birth, but research indicates that the brain keeps growing until mid to late childhood, decreases through the early 20s, stabilizes for quite a while, and then begins to decrease further from age 40 onwards.

  • Many of us are heading towards burnout, but arenโ€™t there yet. If we are overextended, disengaged and ineffective in our job roles, we are on the verge of burnout.
  • Avoiding true burnout is vital as work gets tougher, longer and harder to do for most people. People are scared to lose their jobs due to the pandemic, and corporates know how to squeeze maximum work out of them.
  • One needs to identify the workplaces with unmanageable workload and instead of booting out the employees who cannot stand the heat, the new argument is to turn down the heat itself.
The 5-second rule

The idea that food is safe to eat off the floor if you pick it up quickly is not accurate.

A study showed that in some cases, bacteria takes less than a second to transfer to food. The longer food was allowed to stay on a surface, the more bacteria was transferred to the food. The higher the moisture, the higher the risk of transfer.

  • A 2019 study showed that people who ate between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. had reduced hunger and increased fat burning after 4 days of starting IF.
  • A 2005 study indicated that alternate-day fasting leads to 2.5 percent body weight loss after 22 days.
  • A 2018 study showed that IF could potentially manage blood sugar and insulin levels.
  • A 2007 research review on IF showed possible protection from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.

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