Why can’t exercise be simple? All the different types and benefits of exercise makes starting a physically active lifestyle complicated. With the plethora of information available on exercise, it’s difficult to differentiate between the ineffective garbage and what actually works. Here are a few of the most popular exercise myths.
A defined set of six pack abs sets you apart from the average person. A toned midsection shows you exercise regularly, eat a clean diet and care about your overall health. Society’s fascination in getting a perfect midsection has led to an almost unlimited amount of bad information on the
1. Gaining Muscle. When you’re trying to lose weight, a phrase you might hear is, “you’re not losing weight because you’re gaining muscle from all that working out.” Most people want to believe this because it sounds so nice. Burning fat and gaining muscle at the same time is basically
Most gyms are segregated by gender. Women stick to the cardio and group exercise areas while men can be found with the machines and free weights. Women have plenty of excuses for staying out of the weight area; they don’t want to get big and bulky like men, they’re afraid
Looking for accurate information on losing weight can be tough. There are companies trying to sell you their magic formulas, authors trying to get you to read the latest fad and people with good intentions who just don’t know what they’re talking about. Here are some of the most common
1. Eat Everything in Sight. If you tell someone that you’re having trouble gaining weight, they immediately tell you to start eating everything you see regardless of how healthy it is. Hamburgers, cupcakes, pizza, candy bars and coke are all OK because they are all high in calories. Eating everything
1. Organic Food. Organic food is marketed as the stuff that is supposed to make us healthy. It’s more expensive than regular food, has green packaging and claims to prevent all kinds of disorders, how can it not be healthy. Organic food can sometimes be beneficial when compared to conventionally
1. Spot Reducing. When your body fat percentage is high, you usually have a few areas you’d rather do without. Sometimes your body will store fat in the arms or midsection and your first thought is to target those areas with specific exercises. Sit ups for the midsection, tricep extensions