Fitness Myths You Should Never Believe
March 2, 2017 (No Comments) by Aoife Crilly

We all love the idea of getting fit. There is an enormous amount fitness tips and tricks out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But not all of these are true; in fact a lot of well-known fitness tips are actually total rubbish. Don’t be fooled into following any of these myths because they all contradict with what scientists and fitness experts know is true. Check out our list of fitness myths that you should never follow and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run.

Basic Sit-ups Will Give You A Six-Pack

This is a misconception that many people find out the hard way. Doing basic sit-ups can really hurt you if you are not doing it correctly and it could cause damage to your spine. Basic sit-ups can sometimes bloat your stomach, which is what you don’t want. Although they might trim your stomach a tiny bit if you are doing it properly, it won’t give you the abs of your dreams. Try doing some planks instead or anything that involves side movements. This will make the core work out more effective and will help you whittle down your waist to achieve perfect abs.

Working Out Will Make You Lose Weight

This is very untrue. Exercising alone will not help you lose weight effectively. Health experts have discovered that exercise has a very unnoticeable impact on losing weight. Dieting is the key to dropping those pounds. Of course you should not completely turn away from working out, a healthy lifestyle involves being very active. Try to combine a good exercising regime with a dieting plan for the ultimate slim down.

The More You Sweat, The More You Burn

It is presumed that you can sweat the pounds out while working out. It’s true you might shed some weight, but you regain that by rehydrating after exercising. What you are mostly getting rid of is water and salt which is what you actually need in your body. So while you might actually lose some weight after exercising, it is only temporary. If you are keen to shed a few pounds without the risk of regaining them, don’t resort to sweating it out. As stated before, the best way to lose weight is through good nutrition and a smart exercise plan.

The More You Go To The Gym, The Better

Making a good workout schedule is important. But rest days are just as important. Your body needs to recover from the all the exercise you do in the gym especially after very intense workouts. If you try to workout everyday, you will strain yourself and could cause injury. This could really defeat the purpose of going to the gym in the first place. Try and mix things up by varying the different exercises you do. Doing the same thing over and over can cause injury too. To get the best out of going to the gym, make sure you have plenty of rest days in between hard workouts.

Obviously there are no shortage of fitness myths out there so let us know of any you know about in the comments and share your experience with our readers so they don’t get caught out.

For some actual tips on keeping fit, check our our recent posts on The Alternative Ways of Staying Fit or Choosing the Right Gym for Your Needs.

Aoife Crilly
Life and style writer. Lover of spicebags and other Irish cuisine. Fashion enthusiast.

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Fitness Myths You Should Never Believe
March 2, 2017 (No Comments) by Aoife Crilly

We all love the idea of getting fit. There is an enormous amount fitness tips and tricks out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But not all of these are true; in fact a lot of well-known fitness tips are actually total rubbish. Don’t be fooled into following any of these myths because they all contradict with what scientists and fitness experts know is true. Check out our list of fitness myths that you should never follow and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run.

Basic Sit-ups Will Give You A Six-Pack

This is a misconception that many people find out the hard way. Doing basic sit-ups can really hurt you if you are not doing it correctly and it could cause damage to your spine. Basic sit-ups can sometimes bloat your stomach, which is what you don’t want. Although they might trim your stomach a tiny bit if you are doing it properly, it won’t give you the abs of your dreams. Try doing some planks instead or anything that involves side movements. This will make the core work out more effective and will help you whittle down your waist to achieve perfect abs.

Working Out Will Make You Lose Weight

This is very untrue. Exercising alone will not help you lose weight effectively. Health experts have discovered that exercise has a very unnoticeable impact on losing weight. Dieting is the key to dropping those pounds. Of course you should not completely turn away from working out, a healthy lifestyle involves being very active. Try to combine a good exercising regime with a dieting plan for the ultimate slim down.

The More You Sweat, The More You Burn

It is presumed that you can sweat the pounds out while working out. It’s true you might shed some weight, but you regain that by rehydrating after exercising. What you are mostly getting rid of is water and salt which is what you actually need in your body. So while you might actually lose some weight after exercising, it is only temporary. If you are keen to shed a few pounds without the risk of regaining them, don’t resort to sweating it out. As stated before, the best way to lose weight is through good nutrition and a smart exercise plan.

The More You Go To The Gym, The Better

Making a good workout schedule is important. But rest days are just as important. Your body needs to recover from the all the exercise you do in the gym especially after very intense workouts. If you try to workout everyday, you will strain yourself and could cause injury. This could really defeat the purpose of going to the gym in the first place. Try and mix things up by varying the different exercises you do. Doing the same thing over and over can cause injury too. To get the best out of going to the gym, make sure you have plenty of rest days in between hard workouts.

Obviously there are no shortage of fitness myths out there so let us know of any you know about in the comments and share your experience with our readers so they don’t get caught out.

For some actual tips on keeping fit, check our our recent posts on The Alternative Ways of Staying Fit or Choosing the Right Gym for Your Needs.

Aoife Crilly
Life and style writer. Lover of spicebags and other Irish cuisine. Fashion enthusiast.

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