fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the health and wellness world of Longevity.

  • George Gott
    Published 4 years ago
    Weightlifting Myths for Women

    Weightlifting Myths for Women

    Within the bodybuilding culture, falsehoods and misinformation exist for both sexes, but there are some weightlifting myths for women specifically. Should women lift? Will they be seen as masculine? If women drink a gainer protein shake will she bulk up? Why are some women leery of the weight room? Many women say ‘I don’t want to look like those women in the muscle magazines, that is why I don’t lift.’ Can females follow the same lifting protocols as males? We hope to demystify weightlifting myths for women that are prevalent among female gym goers. If you have ladies who lift at the same gym you do, you are a female who lifts, or know one who was thinking about starting we hope these weightlifting myths for women helps you sort fact from fiction.
  • James Porterson
    Published 4 years ago
    Family Stress Impacts Your Health

    Family Stress Impacts Your Health

    Every family has its share of fights, which can be good since holding back and suppressing negative feelings can make you sick. But if family squabbles go unresolved and become prolonged conflicts, they can create serious stress effects taking a physical toll on the heart, according to a research team headed by Paul R. J. Falger, Ph.D., of the University of Limburg School of Medicine in the Netherlands.
  • Mackenzie Lu
    Published 4 years ago
    Alternative Medicine Myths

    Alternative Medicine Myths

    In the endless battle between alternative and mainstream medicine, an assortment of alternative medicine myths flourish. From easy to outlandish, myths regarding alternative health are notable and very much circulated crosswise over social media, and in the workplaces of medicinal staff. The world appears to be isolated on medicines. There are prescriptions your physician advises, and "alternative" medicines. Doctors normally prescribe "patent" prescriptions (despite the fact that they occasionally utilize that name). Few physicians endorse alternatives or natural medications; others favor Chinese medicines, others "conventional" medications. Prior to debunking alternative medicine myths, let’s first comprehend what alternative medications really are.
  • George Gott
    Published 4 years ago
    Surprising Facts About Your Brain

    Surprising Facts About Your Brain

    The most complex thing known to man is not the universe, it is between your ears. The approximately three pound supercomputer, the human brain, inside your skull simultaneously processes facts and faces, stores memories, sweeps out toxins, controls movement and speech and makes decisions yet we know only a fraction of what the mind is actually capable of. Thanks to many academics like biologists, physiatrists and philosophers throughout time who’ve studied the brain, our knowledge has grown exponentially proving some of theories about the brain false. These surprising fact about your brain will hopefully open your mind up to the limitless possibilities man is capable of.
  • Banji Ganchrow
    Published 4 years ago
    Things You Didn't Know About Your Mouth

    Things You Didn't Know About Your Mouth

    The eyes might be the windows to your soul, but your mouth is the centerpiece of your face. Out of your mouth come words of wisdom, laughter and other assorted noises. Some like to decorate their mouths with various lip colors or glosses, some have an attachment to Chapstick or other lip balms. Whatever the case may be, your mouth is very important for so many reasons. Without teeth, how would we chew gum? Without a voice, how would we express our opinions? Without our lips, how would we experience the magic of a first kiss? And we won't even go into the many interesting uses for our tongues...Though, did you know that when you do kiss someone for about 10 seconds, over 80 million bacteria are transferred? If you are kissing the same person, over time, your bodies become used to each other's bacteria..which might be the healthiest reason to practice monogamy!
  • George Gott
    Published 4 years ago
    Mind-blowing Facts About Life You Never Knew

    Mind-blowing Facts About Life You Never Knew

    Have you ever stopped to think about the details of life we take for granted in our everyday lives? Probably not. Most people never really know why our world is the way it is. They just think it’s that way. Many do not realize how our Earth really functions, or how roads and cities were made. Ask a person on the street what it takes for a car to move, you’ll get a blank stare or get an answer like: "you push your foot to the gas, duh." Or did you know Russia’s landmass is bigger than all of Pluto? Many people don't don't really know how or why the world works. But if you do, you’re part the 1 percent that does, so read this list with pride. But if you are like the rest of us, get ready to be astonished by all the facts about life you never knew.
  • Emily McCay
    Published 4 years ago
    Most Commonly Believed Myths About Life

    Most Commonly Believed Myths About Life

    Knowledge is power. The more knowledge you have, the more power you can obtain in your private and professional life. But what about the knowledge that you THINK you have. Sometimes, the facts that we are so quickly to proclaim to others are nothing but commonly believed myths. Who knows how these myths became so widely believed. Like an old wives tale, their origins are unknown, yet trusted as true. Sure, some are just fun facts, but some of these myths can seriously effect your health. By debunking these commonly believed myths, we can truly get the most out of our daily lives, and make others lives better in the process. Don't try to contain your surprise while you read through the most commonly believed myths about life.
  • Alicia Springer
    Published 4 years ago
    Can Hair Be Transplanted?

    Can Hair Be Transplanted?

    Men fear it, women can take it or leave it. On the one hand you have guys as far back as Telly Savalas and Yul Brynner who could pull it off. Yul even did it as a futuristic android in West World. These days its Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. On the other hand you have Seinfeld's George Costanza look. Lets face it guys, it's tough to pull off bald, and it really is an all or nothing decision. From vitamin and hormone treatments, to the Ron Popeil product that was actually just black spray paint, men dig deep in their pockets to maintain their hair. Can hair be transplanted through a surgical procedure? Bosley, one of the largest hair transplant groups in the country sure thinks so.
  • Alicia Springer
    Published 4 years ago
    Beauty Myths Debunked

    Beauty Myths Debunked

    Your mother isn't always right. That being said, most of the tips your mom told you while you were growing up were actually beauty myths. But this problem is a lot bigger than motherly advice. Classic beauty is tough to define because every culture has their own idea of beauty. Some countries favor the blonde, light skinned look; other countries are more likely to favor dark skin and dark hair. Big lips, thin lips, curly hair, straight hair. Stick thin, shapely, hairy, hairless. Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder and maybe that is why it is so darn confusing how we should make ourselves look. Fortunately, the best gift that we can be given as children is for our parents to tell us that we are beautiful. To instill that confidence in us, that makes us feel like we are something special. Whether it is true or not, it doesn't really matter because you cannot buy self-esteem in a jar. And you certainly cannot buy self-esteem by looking through a magazine of airbrushed, professionally made-up models that are definitely put on this Earth to make us mere mortals feel inadequate. These beauty myths debunked reveal a more accurate perspective on mom's advice, and might improve self esteem.
  • Emily McCay
    Published 4 years ago
    Is Hot Yoga Healthy?

    Is Hot Yoga Healthy?

    Americans spend approximately $2.5 billion on hot yoga classes every year. People from all walks of life, from college students to housewives, all flock to hot yoga studios around the country to practice their downward dog in temperatures ranging from 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit. Recenter your prana while you sweat out toxins and tone your glutes. Companies like Lululemon, Athletica, and Gaiam are cashing in on the yoga craze, bringing in over $1 billion annually. The popularity of yoga isn't going anywhere, and neither are the millions that patrons are willing to spend on it. But how healthy is hot yoga actually? With crazes like CrossFit and Spinning pushing participants to their limit, it's hard to tell if you are helping or hurting your body. Hot yoga can hold many benefits for all levels of ability, including increased flexibility and a strong cardio workout. However, hot yoga could pose some health risks when not practiced properly.