We’ve all learned things about information that turns out not to be true, health and fitness facts and myths are no different really. As you probably know myths begin when one person carries something they heard even if only partially heard on to a third person who then carries it to someone else. Maybe they even didn’t hear it right. But they innocently tell something they know, and another myth is born, again.
It’s a fact that we are more inclined to believe what we are hearing if it is appearing to come from a position of authority or someone who appears to know what they are talking about. If you are getting information that isn’t entirely correct it can be dangerous. You’ll want to continue reading this article for more facts on health and fitness myths.
It has been said that if you use an ab machine or device and do crunches you will help to rid your body of the fat in your midsection. Belly fat can be vaporized with some whiz bang ab dissolver thing. There is a direct reflection between your belly fat and your percentage of body fat. To see your ab muscles you have to lose enough fat to make your abs visible.
You will find many attitudes regarding sweat and exercise. Working out is synonymous with sweat typically speaking. The opposite is also true for most. Just as an air conditioner in your home, sweat is what cools your body down. Physical exertion and sweat are not interrelated.
The interesting thing is you can burn up a ton of calories and never sweat! It’s easy enough to burn calories with simple walk.
Another myth that is common is the excuse “No Time” for exercise. All that you need is ten to twenty minutes a couple days a week. This short exercise schedule is better than nothing especially if you can top it off with a 30 minute aerobic workout on your days off. Also, think about combining a quick exercise session while you are at work, or take the children if they are old enough. Ten minutes with a jump rope or a brisk walk can improve your times. Ten minutes is not that hard to find, we can all do it if we try. These myths occur in every aspect of fitness. Physical exertion often has specific fallacies attached to it while other areas may have general statements too. No matter what, though, do some quality reading and research and give serious thought to what you are doing.
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