Winter myths

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Winter myths

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Nosch Kiara

REBEKAH KEATON, Production Manager

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MYTH:  Cold air can make you sick.

FACT: You may get a cold, but cold air alone won’t make you sick.

MYTH:  You shouldn’t exercise in the winter

  • FACT: Science actually shows that a person’s race times are faster in the cold.
  • MYTH:  You don’t need sunscreen in the winter
  • FACT:   The earth is actually closer to the more harmful sun rays.
  • MYTH:  You lose most of your body heat through your head
  • FACT: You actually lose more through your hands when you don’t wear gloves.
  • MYTH:  Women gain 10 pounds in the winter season.
  • FACT:   The average women only gain between 1-3 pounds.
  • MYTH:  The cold air causes hair loss
  • FACT:  Your hair actually gets thicker in the winter like a dogs fur coat.
  • MYTH:  Lack of sunlight in the winter causes depression 
  • FACT: More family stress, and worries about how to spend the holidays and what to get others can contribute to depression, and the dark days don’t help.)
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