10 Health Myths That Really Need to Go Away – Infographic

When you were younger how many times did your mother nag at you to make sure you dressed warm on cold winter days or you might catch a cold? Or how cracking your knuckles supposedly causes arthritis? Sorry mom, but those were just wives tales. Here are 10 popular health myths that people tend to mistakenly think are true and that really need to go away.

10 Health Myths That Really Need to Go Away
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Are you surprised by any of these Health Myths?




  1. Ha, awesome post. I just told the gum one to my kids the other day, it’s not true – but it’s a successful scare tactic! lol
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  2. The sunscreen one always makes me laugh. When we lived in Utah, people would always complain about the sunburns they got skiing. “It was so cold! I don’t get i!” Ha Ha like the temperature is what burns you!
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  3. Neat post. just told my daughter the TV one yesterday
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  4. Some of my worst sunburns were when it was cloudy! I definitely agree that that one is a myth!
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  5. Everyone always tells me that cracking my knuckles will cause arthritis. I need to show them this.

  6. So funny. I just told my son the other day not to crack his knuckles. I am going to have to apologize to him lol!
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  7. Ha, ha, ha… My older brother swears that his cracking his knuckles caused his joint issues, HA! I do it around him just to bug him now!

  8. Ha, I remember hearing the gum thing all the time growing up. And yes it is so important to wear sunscreen when it’s cloudy.
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  9. I have heard ALL of these over the years, between my parents and grandparents. I will have to tell them they were wrong!
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  10. It is annoying when someone says to get out of the cold night air because I’ll catch a cold or something like that. I get tired of those old health myths too. Thanks for sharing.
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  11. I knew about most of these. Funny how our moms believed them and told them to us!
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  12. These are really interesting facts! Thank you for sharing!

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