Should we believe everything we hear?
Here are just some of the things that we have been led to believe are true when in actual fact, they are not..
1. There is no actual cure for the common cold. It is a virus that is ever changing, and antibiotics will not help.
2. If you wake a sleepwalker, it is not ‘dangerous’ as we have been led to believe, it just confuses and startles them.
3. Experts say that we have at least 7 senses, and maybe even more than 20! So not the five that we have been told.
Two other senses being:
The vestibular system which explains the perception of our body in relation to gravity, movement and balance. The vestibular system measures acceleration, g-force, body movements and head position. Examples of the vestibular system in practice include knowing that you are moving when you are in an elevator, knowing whether you are lying down or sat up, and being able to walk along a balance beam.
Proprioception which is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. This sense is very important as it lets us know exactly where our body parts are, how we are positioned in space and to plan our movements. Examples of our proprioception in practice include being able to clap our hands together with our eyes closed, write with a pencil and apply with correct pressure, and navigate through a narrow space.
4. Some people say that hair and fingernails still grow when a person is dead. This is not true, and is actually rather the skin dying and shrinking away, giving the effect of growth.
5. You don’t need to drink 8 glasses of water a day, to maintain good health. The amount of water your body requires is down to your weight, activity level and environment. It also doesn’t necessarily matter if the water comes from what is put into your tea, juice and fruit & veg.
So maybe we shouldn’t believe everything we hear..