13 health rules you can break

Published On: Jan 27 2013 02:32:58 PM CST   Updated On: Oct 06 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Some health rules are followed religiously, but really have no medical or scientific foundation. Here are 13 popular rules that aren't as hard-and-fast as you might think.

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Don't swim after you eat

There's no evidence that this causes cramps, which could possibly lead to drowning. While it's true that eating diverts some blood to the digestive system, most experts agree your body can still provide enough blood and oxygen during exercise to keep cramps from happening.

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