diet, health and fitness

Diet & Exercise Myths

Diet & Exercise Myths
Myth:
Crash dieting or fasting makes you lose weight.
Fact:
This may be true in the short term, but ultimately it can hinder weight loss.
Myth:
Potatoes, bread, pasta and rice make you fat
Fact:
There’s actually no proof that carb-rich foods are more likely to make us gain weight than any other food. Its the extra amount of calories that make us gain weight
Myth:
Dairy products are fattening and unhealthy
Fact:
Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are packed with nutrients that keep us healthy and is a good source of protein, zinc and some B vitamins and are packed with calcium, a mineral that helps to build strong, healthy bones.
Myth:
You can eat whatever you want, as long as you exercise.
Fact:
Afraid not, its all or noting, you cannot do one and not the other. Exercise is just not enough, if it was we would never even need to diet would we.
Myth:
Skipping breakfast is a good way to lose weight
Fact:
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can make you feel tired, drained, hungry and make you snack more throughout the day
Myth:
All treats should be banned when dieting
Fact:
Depriving yourself won’t work. You’ll eventually give into temptation and ruin your efforts. There’s no harm in allowing yourself a treat now and again.
Myth:
I can reduce fat in one area.
Fact:
I’m sorry, but spot reduction does not work. You can’t choose were you want to lose weight ie; arms, bum, legs. When the body loses fat, it is lost throughout the whole body. Focusing on one area of the body when exercising may develop better muscle tone in that area but it will not remove more fat.
Myth:
If I’m not sore the next day, I didn’t work out hard enough.
Fact:
Not true, pain the next day+everyday is a sign that your over doing it, muscle soreness is caused by tiny tears in the muscle fibers and some soreness is expected but if you’re sore after every workout, you’re not allowing your body time to recover.
Myth:
Doing squats give you a big butt
Fact:
Science shows that this move will help to lift, firm, and strengthen your buns and that’s it, your bum will not get any bigger
Myth:
Home Workouts Are Fine, But Going to a Gym Is the Best Way to Get Fit.
Fact:
Research has shown that some people find it easier to stick to a home-based fitness program. In spite of all the hype on trendy exercise programs and facilities, the “best” program for you is the one you will participate in consistently.
Myth:
If You’re Not Going to Work Out Hard and Often, Exercise Is a Waste of Time.
Fact:
This kind of thinking keeps a lot of people from maintaining or even starting an exercise program. Research continues to show that any exercise is better than none so even a 10 minute walk will make all the difference.

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