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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Who are the 11 myths of summer, which do not apply?

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (9)

Cold or hot shower to cool in the summer? Seawater sterilizes a wound? Have butter "painkiller" for sunburn? Which of the summer these beliefs are mere myths?

  • "The cold shower will cool us down faster '

A "dip" in a cold shower when the thermometer has climbed soaring sounds reasonable, but according to experts it is one that will cool faster.

The reason is that, when suddenly the body temperature suddenly goes from hot to cold, the body activates a natural defense mechanism, which is responsible to maintain the body temperature.

So in the case of sudden change, blood vessels constrict and stop to 'take' coolness. To avoid this reaction aftoprostateftiki appropriate lukewarm water instead of cold, and if you want to freshen the best way is to eat or drink something cold, thereby reducing the temperature of your body.

  • "We can be burned together a cloudy day"

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (10)

If you forget your sunscreen one summer but cloudy day, Threaten with bad sunburn. The reason is that the UV rays pass through clouds, so you should wear sunscreen every day, regardless if you can see the sun or not.

  • "All our drinks hydrate"

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (3)

Unfortunately, not all drinks and beverages to soak in the same way. The reason is that some of the summer these beverages have a diuretic effect, which leads to dehydration, such as alcoholic drinks or those which are high in added sugars.

These drinks such as soft drinks and fruit drinks, "calls" the body to pull more fluid from the cells to metabolize. This then leads to a vicious cycle where the drink causes thirst thirsty and you continue to consume this drink.

Instead, water is ideal or alternatively you can choose low-fat milk, 100% fruit juices, vegetable juices, low in sodium and herbal drinks. If again, you do not like the taste of water, try adding cucumber, strawberries, raspberries, lemon or lime.

  • "In the summer we burn more calories"

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (2)

When exercising or working in very hot (or very cold conditions TOI winter), the body needs to adapt, but are the calories you burn is not sufficient to warrant the over summer dishes like ice cream.

According to experts, in extreme cold or heat, your metabolism increases just to keep you at normal temperature. If you exercise in the heat will increase while the temperature of your body, but to the point where you can start using some calories to sweat, but remember that the body is quite adaptable to different temperatures.

  • "The long summer days disturb our sleep cycle»

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (7)

It may seem that you are in bed when the sun is just peeping, but this does not mean that during the summer months, when the day is long (ie are not enough hours of light) will disrupt your sleep cycle.

The human body is programmed to take about eight hours of sleep each night. So, regardless of time of day, as long as you keep the classic routine of your 8 hour sleep, the cycle will not be disturbed.

However, if you believe that the many hours of light bore you and not allow you to enjoy a restful night's sleep, loosen one hour before bed, turning off all devices (TV, cell phone, etc.) and choose a cool and dark room. This technique will help you to keep your sleep schedule.

  • "Air conditioners increase the risk of cool '

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (1)

Experts insist that colds are caused by viruses and not from the cold air. Those who suffer from allergies may be at higher risk of developing an allergic reaction from air conditioners, if you do not care for proper maintenance, but there is no evidence that air conditioners you "sick."

What happens caused this misconception is that air conditioning with air "sucking" the moisture, dries possibly sinuses and causing allergic reactions in some people.

  • "The salt water can heal the wounds'

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (8)

Regular 'swims to cook the wound "is not the best according to experts. The reason is that the sea water is filled with microorganisms of all types, including a number of very harmful to health, bacteria. Dirty water, soil and sand can cause serious infection.

The best solution is to use a sterile saline solution or rinse the wound with bottled water. If none of these are not available, salt water can act as an emergency solution, but only if the wound is cleaned as soon as possible in order to avoid infection.

  • "The butter relieves the pain of sunburn"

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (5)

When you feel that your skin is burning, the idea of ​​butter sounds soothing. However, experts say it is like a drop "fuel to the fire."

If you burn yourself, it is best to use an odorless topical aloe gel or even a hydrocortisone cream. Alternatively, apply cool compresses of skim milk diluted with ice water and let stand for 15 minutes on the burn. To facilitate redness, experts recommend aspirin, which has anti-inflammatory action.

  • "Urine ease the pain from the jellyfish sting '

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (6)

It is an urban myth that if you apply it, not only will not get rid of the pain but may worsen the. The pain of a sting caused when the tentacles of jellyfish release poison.

If, therefore, we sting jellyfish tentacles that remain on your skin may continue to release more venom. The imbalance of salt between the outer and inner cell tentacles, can enhance the secretion of venom.

For this reason, the fresh water make the pain worse, while the salt water off the poison, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

However, the salt content of urine is unpredictable and can cause additional release of poison, especially if it is very dilute. The seawater or diluted vinegar is the best solution.

  • "A dip in the pool can replace a shower"

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (4)

When you have spent the day in the sun and do not have time or access to a shower, a dip in the cool waters of a swimming pool looks dreamy. However, in reality, the shower will need it anyway, since you can not know if the chlorine levels of the pool is high enough to kill germs.

In the case of course, the pool you own, changing thing. A simple shower with soap and water is sufficient to remove dead skin cells and bacteria, which can not clear a dip in the pool.

  • "If we tan before going to the beach will not be burned together in the sun '

Ποιοι είναι οι 11 μύθοι του καλοκαιριού, που δεν ισχύουν; (11)

The preparation of "tan" before going to the beaches do not protect you from sunburn. Any exposure to the sun damages your skin and any preparation has nothing to do with reality.

This has some basis is the type of the skin of every human being. Protect your skin by wearing a sunscreen with a high SPF (30 or more) to reduce the risk of sunburn.



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