There are still a lot for fitness and health myths that people still believe to be factual, which in fact are not, often causing frustration or more harm than good.
As legends and stories go, people have their unique brand of ‘knowledge’ they feel are helpful as they put one or two ideas together then sharing it as gospel truth for others to follow.
However, one needs to be more careful and cautious about following these ideas blindly that could not only affect your perception or beliefs, but may also cause harm, especially when it comes to health and fitness.
Here are some of those myths that need your careful attention and those you need to be aware of.
Crunches are the best way to lose fat and give you flat abs. Experts agree that crunches are the iconic exercise to target the abs, it is the least effective in burning fat and only provide little impact on the abdominal muscles.
The more you perspire, the more you fat gets burned. Perspiring is more of the body’s way to cool the body, rather than an indicator of fat being washed out of the system. You may sweat out in buckets but still have the same amount of body fat.
Running can cause knee injuries. On the contrary, running in itself may actually help strengthen the joints and knees by allowing the joints to be lubricated. But although there are people at risk of getting knee injury or joint problems due to factors like weight, hormones or hereditary joint-centered problems, experts suggest that a total body workout be included in the regular jogging activity to prevent joint problems to stop you from running.
Stretching allows the body to recover quickly. Many believe that stretching exercises during pre and post workouts help in the recovery of muscles. However, studies have shown that blood lactate levels that help restore and refresh muscles do not show any difference. Although there are some benefits to stretching and limbering that helps prepare the muscles during pre workouts, it can only do so much as promote the blood flow throughout the body and helps increase joint flexibility.
The body needs at least 45 minutes of exercise to start getting health benefits. This is not true, in fact, it is not the exercise that causes it but the cardiovascular activity that follows every active movement or routines. You may sit in a sauna for 1 hour and only sweat out the perspiration and liquid from your body but not lose any weight.
It is important to be aware of health myths that we still believe and may help guide us in doing the right things instead of working on the wrong ones.
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