3 Fitness Myths We Need To Stop Believing Right Now

June 19, 2017

Fitness Myths

We are all looking to tweak our fitness routines and workout plans with easy hacks and cheap tricks, but the truth is – if you want to tone up, slim down, or boost your muscle mass, you will need to stop believing some of the most common fitness myths out there.

Let’s go fitness mythbusting!

The Best Time To Work Out Is First Thing In The Morning

Actually, the best time to work out is WHENEVER.

We all have busy work schedules so whatever time allows you to exercise most consistently, that’s the best time for you to work out.

It is as simple as that.

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Working Out Once Or Twice A Week Is Enough To Stay In Shape

Any professional fitness trainer will tell you that exercising only once or twice a week simply won’t cut it for sustained health benefits.

“A minimum of three days per week for a structured exercise program is best,” says Shawn Arent, an exercise scientist at Rutgers University.

“Technically, you should do something every day, and by something I mean physical activity — just move. Because we’re finding more and more that the act of sitting counteracts any of the activity you do.”

Working Out And Lifting Weight Turns Fat Tissue Into Muscle Tissue

This one is perhaps our favorite. The truth is – you simply can’t turn fat into muscle. According to IFL Science:

“Physiologically speaking, they’re two different tissues. Adipose (fatty) tissue is found under the skin, sandwiched between muscles, and around internal organs like the heart. Muscle tissue — which can be further broken down into three main types — is found throughout the body.”

What weight training really does is help build up the muscle tissue in and around any fat tissue. The best way to reduce fat tissue is to eat a healthy diet that incorporates vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and — somewhat paradoxically — healthy fats like olive oil and fish.”

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