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Hot-Air Health Myths … Exploded

From the chowing down of five portions of fruit and veg a day rule, to walking laps around your printer in order to meet your daily 10 000 steps target, there are certain health commandments that we’ve long taken as gospel. But what if we told that most of the you research behind these

-to-fitness ‘facts’ is how go , can we put this … flimsy? Because it is. So buckle up, we’re going on a fiction-debunking ride…

THE MYTH

Aim to Walk 10 000 Steps a Day

Says who? The World Health Organization (for one), and almost all fitness and trackers apps (for another).

Hitting 10 000 steps a day was seen as the way to help you lose

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