When it comes to fitness, there are lots of myths and misconceptions associated with it. There is a lot of workout advice out there which can seriously harm your body. Health and fitness should be a life-long pursuit, and for that, it is essential for you to learn all about the exercises you plan on doing.
MYTH: You can control your fat burn
As appealing as it sounds that you can manage your fat burn and we sure wish that it could’ve been true, but unfortunately it is just a myth. Working out can reduce your fat, but you can’t control where it comes from.
MYTH: Never workout on an empty stomach
Your body can burn more fat when you have an empty stomach. Just don’t cut back on water. The best time to hit the gym is before having breakfast.
MYTH: Pain is good
Okay, there is no such thing as no pain, no gain. When it comes to exercising, a little muscle cramp or discomfort is okay, but if you feel a sharp pain anywhere, it is best that you stop what you’re doing and consult a doctor.
MYTH: Stretching before a workout
Stretching makes your muscles feel weaker. According to a new study, stretching causes tendons to loosen up, which can make your muscles less firm.
MYTH: You only need to workout once or twice a week
To see results, you should exercise 3 to 5 times a week. Working out 4 or 5 times a week also has heart-health benefits.
MYTH: Weight lifting can turn fat into muscle
No such exercise can turn fat into muscle. Fat and muscles both are two different kinds of tissues. Fat tissues can be reduced by having a healthy diet and weight training can help build up muscles.
MYTH: The best way to lose weight is exercise
Don’t assume that you can lose weight by just exercising. You also have to eat healthy for that. Diet plays a much bigger role in losing weight.
MYTH: Have a sports drink after your workout
Sports drinks are not ideal to have after a workout because most sports drinks consist of water and sugar. The best thing to have after work is water or a high protein shake.
MYTH: Sweating is a sign of losing weight
Sweating has nothing to do with losing weight. When you sweat, your body is just getting rid of the heat. Your fat is not going to turn into vapor because you’re sweating.
MYTH: Fruits can’t make you fat
Any kind of food can make you gain weight. Fruits have easily accessible carbs in it. Your body stops burning body fat for fuel when you provide it with easily accessible carbs.
It is important that you know exactly what you are putting yourself into before starting a workout or a diet. These are a few myths that you should look out for to stay healthy.