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Fitness Myths You Need To Ignore

It’s important to stay safe while you are exercising and trying to stay in shape, and one way you can do that is by ignoring all of the various fitness myths that are out there at the minute. Most myths aren’t based on any science at all and won’t be doing your body any good at all. Generally speaking, anything that promises fast results is always way too good to be true and should be firmly ignored. To ensure that you don’t jeopardize your fitness, here are some of the biggest fitness myths you need to ignore.


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Spot Training Works Problem Areas


We all have different parts of our bodies that we don’t like. Quite a few women aren’t keen on their bingo wings on their upper arms. Most people aren’t happy if they have a large stomach. Unfortunately, though, simply focusing on these areas isn’t enough to help sort them out. Spot training - for instance, only doing push-ups to work your arms - doesn’t really work. You are much better off focusing on the body as a whole during your workouts and lowering your calorie intake. This way, you should gradually lose weight from all areas of the body.


You Need To Focus On Cardio


Lots of people think that only doing cardio workouts is enough to lose weight. Again, this is another myth that you shouldn’t listen to. It’s true that cardio is important in your whole workout schedule, but you also need to add some strength training to it as well. So, if you love going for runs or long bike rides, make sure you are doing an hour or so of weight lifting or HIIT classes. You will really notice that your fitness improves once you start mixing up your workouts in this way!


Certain Foods Can Boost Your Health And Fitness


You will read about superfoods and how lots of them can improve your overall health and fitness. For instance, some people believe that chocolate milkshakes provide you with all the energy and protein your body needs during workouts while black cumin seed oil can help prevent a range of health issues. However, no matter what health or fitness benefits a certain food is said to have, it probably isn’t true. You will find it much more beneficial to simply stick to a healthy and balanced diet.


Drinking Pure Water Isn’t Enough


Some people might tell you that you should drink sports drinks rather than just plain old water. You don’t have to listen to them, though. This myth has come about because some people think that the body needs an increase in electrolytes after a workout. This is true to some extent, but it should be able to get enough from all the water you drink.


Hopefully, you now won’t fall for some of these really common fitness myths!

Rather than listening to things that sound too good to be true, focus on getting a consistent weekly workout schedule. That’s the best way to progress!

Comments

  1. Oh? Drinking pure water isn’t enough? Hmmmm...

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  2. I need to ask my wife to read this article. You have clearly put my thoughts nicely into words about the correct ways to exercise and live well.

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