ERADICATING THE MYTHS ABOUT FITNESS!

We all want to look presentable and feel and live a healthy lifestyle. But that comes with a huge price. It’s not easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle because you have to watch what you eat, when you eat and how you eat. You have to have a set routine as to which time would be most appropriate to fit into your busy or not so busy schedule. You have to find coping mechanisms to keep up with your routine or most importantly – finding a way to keep motivated because keeping fit is not an easy way of living…this leads me to my next question. WHAT ARE THE MYTHS BEHIND FITNESS?

As someone who wants to make sure that their diet and fitness methods are always on par, it’s important to be quite careful when downloading the best methods to keep fit. Bear in mind that not all the methods will work for you…people are unique in their own way.

Here is an example of a myth list, a TOP 9 list:

  • Running on a treadmill puts less stress on your knees than running on asphalt or pavement.
  • Doing crunches or working on an “ab machine” will get rid of belly fat.
  • An aerobic workout will boost your metabolism for hours after you stop working out.
  • Swimming is a great weight loss activity.
  • Yoga can help with all sorts of back pain.
  • If you’re not working up a sweat, you’re not working hard enough.
  • As long as you feel OK when you’re working out, you’re probably not overdoing it.
  • Machines are a safer way to exercise because you’re doing it right every time.
  • When it comes to working out, you’ve got to feel some pain if you’re going to gain any benefits.

So, you see, these are some of the heresies we hear out there. When you enact yourselves to believing such preposterous rules or tips, not only do you not become the way you had always planned…you destroy chances of working out again.

running-on-treadmill

Advice to you all, MAKE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON YOUR FITNESS METHOD OR ROUTINE BEFORE ACTUALLY TRYING THEM OUT.

Sources: Colette Bouchez

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/top-9-fitness-myths-busted#4

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