your metabolism to slow so that you bum food more slowly. This
only makes you feel hungrier-and by the time you finally do reach
the table, you tend to ant to gorge. Strange as it may seem,
studies show that eating several small meals and snacks thoughout
the day is a more realistic and healthy way to shed pounds.
The Best Way to Stop a Nosebleed Is to Tilt Your Head Back.
Now that’s bad advice. Bloody noses are caused by broken blood
vessels, so while tilting your head back might stop the fluid from
gushillg out of your nose, it won't stop the bleeding; you'll just
end up swallowing lots of blood. Your best bet? Rest
quietly. Don't poke, prod or pick, and the blood will naturally
clot within a minute or two, suggests Dr. Izenberg.
Cutting Your Hair Will Make It Grow Long Faster.
That won't cut "Your hair isn't like a lawn or a rosebush,
where cutting can stimulate fresh growth, " says Philip
Kingsley, a hair and scalp expert in New York City. The length of
your hair is geneticaly predetermined-when it reaches a certain
length, it stops growing. When you trim the ends of your hair,
you're merely cutting off dead split ends (this makes your hair
look healthier, but not necessarily longer). Gently massaging your
scalp may stimulate some growth by increasing blood flow and
oxygen to the area. Besides, it feels good.
Sitting Too Close to Tv Will Make You Go Blind
This isn’t even close to being true. Planting yourself ,in front
of the tube might make your eyes or your head hurt,but it won't
take away your sight,says Kerry Beebe, a doctor of the American
Optometric Association. “You should sit about 8 to 10 feet from
the screen, because the closer you sit to the television, the
harder your eyes strain to focus,” Beebe says. If you have to
sit any closer, this could be a sign that you're nearsighted
(which means you have trouble seeing at a distance) . See an eye
doctor for a vision exam to determine whether you need glasses.
Brushing Your Hair 100 Strokes a Day Will Keep It Shiny and Clean
The idea is hardly a stroke of genius and according to Kingsley,
the process is actually bad for your hair. “If you brushed a
wool sweater repeatedly, you would wear a hole in it, he says
“Likewise, your hair can get worn out.” And besides: all the
brushing does is spread natural oils over your hair-and these can
act as a dirt magnet, which will only weigh down your doing.