We have all heard the phrase, “Stand up for what you believe in.” As important as these words are for conducting one’s own life, we can create just as vital words of wisdom by tweaking this expression and instead saying, “Stand up for healthy living.” It’s just as catchy to say, but what makes it powerful is the data that shows the value of taking time to literally stand up!
If you can, speak with your primary care doctor first for the best advice. But if it’s after hours or the weekend, you might traditionally go to your local emergency department for treatment and care. Now you have more choices.
Your parents said them to you, and now you may catch yourself saying them to your kids – childhood myths. “Gum will stay in your stomach for seven years.” “You’ll hurt your eyes if you read in the dark.” How about the five-second rule? Are these true or just old tales passed on from generation to generation?
To help us get to the bottom of many childhood myths, watch Dr. Neil Tyrrell in a two-part video series.