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7 Fitness Myths Busted

7 Fitness Myths Busted


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Fitness Myths :-

Fitness Myths :-

What you don't know about fitness can hurt you—and interfere with your fitness goals.

For a safer workout with awesome results, forget everything you think you know about exercise and read on to get your fitness facts straight." Some myths are just harmless half-truths, but many others can actually be harmful,They can cause frustration in working out and sometimes even lead to injury,"


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1) I only need to do cardio to burn fat

1) I only need to do cardio to burn fat

Weight loss is achieved by having a caloric deficit each day and endurance type training is helpful to burn calories, it isn’t the only way.

Resistance training helps shed unwanted body fat by elevating your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is the number of calories you require to maintain normal bodily function at rest. An increased BMR means that you’re burning more fat and increasing fat-free mass, even when you’re not working out.


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2) Lifting weights will make me look bulky

2) Lifting weights will make me look bulky

This is one of the most common fitness myths for women. Some tend to avoid resistance training due to social stigmas or through fear of becoming the female hulk. Rest assured, testosterone is the key to increasing muscular size and men have 20 – 30 times more testosterone which is why they can bulk up so noticeably.

Women who regularly participate in resistance training can improve their health, boost metabolism, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and help develop good feelings about themselves.


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3) I’m too heavy to exercise

3) I’m too heavy to exercise

Anyone can exercise… It’s just about finding the right type and intensity to suit your body. People who are overweight are best to seek the guidance of an exercise expert – such as an Exercise Physiologist these professionals will be able to help you train in a way that is gentler on your joints and prescribe exercise appropriate to your current fitness and activity levels in order to move safely.


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4) Sit-ups will give you abs and bust belly fat

4) Sit-ups will give you abs and bust belly fat

Your body cannot spot reduce fat. We are all different and our bodies are associated to store fat in certain locations in a certain order. When you start to lose weight, your body will lose the fat you currently have in a certain order as well – it might come off your arms first, then your legs, then your belly, then your chest, and then your butt. Or in a different order, depending on your personal genetic makeup. Everyone is different and sadly, we can’t choose where we lose fat from.


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5) You can’t exercise when you’re sick

5) You can’t exercise when you’re sick

We know that when we are sick we should rest, but we want to keep our exercise routine as normal. So, can we exercise whilst handaling our sickness?

The answer is yes and no. The key thing to remember is to listen to your body. If your body is in pain or you feel weak, it is time to rest, as this could be a sign of your body fighting an infection. However, if you have given exercise the green light, consider exercising at a lower intensity and/or shorter time periods than you would when in normal health.


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6) If I don’t sweat, I’m not losing weight

6) If I don’t sweat, I’m not losing weight

Sweat is a biological response that cools your skin and regulates internal body temperature, it is how the body cools itself. There is considerable variability in sweating rates between individuals.

It is possible to burn a significant amount of energy without breaking a sweat. Losing weight requires burning kilojoules, not necessarily sweating.


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7) I shouldn’t exercise when I’m pregnant

7) I shouldn’t exercise when I’m pregnant

We know that regular exercise during pregnancy can be beneficial for a woman’s fitness and psychological well-being, and prevent excessive weight gain in pregnancy.

If you are experiencing contraindications due to taking care for development of your baby physical activity may be limited. HOWEVER, if you are having a healthy pregnancy and have got the green light from your doctor to exercise, you certainly should be keeping active!


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