Health Worries That Shouldn’t Worry You

african american man rubbing his headOne day you hear that coffee is horrible for you. The next day you hear that it’s great. One day you hear that vitamin D protects against cancer. The next, researchers say the supplement could increase the risk of death.

Every day we’re bombarded by often-conflicting information that makes healthy living sound harder than it needs to be. Just like TV news anchor and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts says, “focus on the fight and not the fright” meaning, you can’t be afraid of everything. Worrying about it doesn’t help.

According to Alice Domar, MD, co-author of Live a Little! Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health, healthy habits should contribute to — not distract you from — your enjoyment of life.

Dr. Domar, as well as many other medical experts, feel that being “pretty healthy” instead of perfectly so, is the goal that most people should try to attain. In particular, there are several common health worries that doctors feel you really shouldn’t go crazy worrying about.

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