11 fitness myths that are doing more harm than good
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Weight training helps build up the muscle tissue in and around any fat tissue. The best way to reduce fat tissue is to eat a healthy diet that incorporates vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats like those found in olive oil and fish.
Plain old physical exercise seems to be better for brain health than any type of mental puzzle available, according to a wealth of research.
Aerobic exercise is the key for your head, just as it is for your heart.
As opposed to sit-ups, which target only your abdominal muscles, planks recruit several groups of muscles along your sides, front, and back.
If you want a strong core — especially the kind that would give you 6-pack-like definition— you need to challenge all of these muscles.
Weight training is a great way to strengthen muscles, and has nothing to do with gender.
Women produce less testosterone on average than men do, and studies suggest that hormone plays a role in determining how we build muscle.
Running fast and hard for just 5-10 minutes a day can provide some of the same health outcomes as running for hours.
You don't have to run a marathon to get fit.
People tend to overestimate their physical activity and underestimate how much food they eat. They consistently think they've worked out more and consistently think they've eaten less.
(Because the contents of supplements like protein powders can be largely unregulated, however, your best bet is to eat real protein-packed food.)