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Exercise is a very important part of our life that supports us in living a healthier and better life. Many people do follow an exercise schedule regularly that rejuvenates their body and mind and help them lead to a better and more satisfying day.

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about


Exercise is a very important part of our life that supports us in living a healthier and

better life. Many people do follow an exercise schedule regularly that rejuvenates their

body and mind and help them lead to a better and more satisfying day. But, sometimes

due to lack of knowledge many follow steps that are not good for health and continue

exercising the wrong way unconsciously that can prove dangerous later.

Here we bring to you a list of the most common myths and misconceptions about

exercise that you may also be having and mind. It is essential to know about these and

take major steps of correction so that you do not cause any harm to yourself in the long

run. For this you need to get proper guidance and improve many aspects of your

exercise routine to get more benefit and avoid any problems.

The most common myths about exercise are as follows:

1. Low Intensity Exercise Burns More Fat

This statement is not true since the fat that you burn depends on how much calories

you consume during your exercise. Facts say that the faster you walk or run, the greater

number of calories you will burn per minute and therefore more fat will be consumed

at faster pace exercise. Though you cannot start with high intensity exercise, you always

have to start with a lower pace and then gradually increase it over time for smoother

and better results.

2. Yoga is a Completely Gentle and Safe Exercise

This is another big myth since many styles of yoga are not at all gentle. These require

quite rigorous practice and are too demanding both physically and mentally. Also, a

qualified and careful instruction is necessary for performing safe yoga else results may

be harmful.

3. Exercising for Long will Always get the Results You Want

The results that you get depend a lot on your genetics. Different people are found to

respond differently to the same exercise routine. The results that you get may differ

from the other people you know in terms of building up your strength, speed and


4. Exercise is a Guaranteed Way to Lose Weight

Weight gain or weight loss is a result of many factors that include major roles by your

dietary intake and genetics. Everyone cannot lose the same amount of weight by

following similar exercise routine. Sometimes, even after exercising regularly you may

feel active but not lose weight. Only exercise cannot result in getting you the ideal

weight but it does help in successfully managing your weight over time.

5. Losing Weight is not possible with Strength Training

Most of the exercise experts say that cardiovascular exercise and strength training both

benefit in gaining a healthy weight. Strength training not only assists in maintaining

your muscle mass but also results in decreasing your body fat percentage.

6. Water Fitness Programs are of Use to Older People

Water fitness programs can actually prove to be real challenging so highly fit people

along with the top athletes incorporate these into their training programs. These are

very much effective for improving fitness and losing weight.

7. The Health and Fitness Benefits of Mind Body Exercise are Doubtful

Researches show that the benefits of mind body exercise are increasing day by day. The

mind body exercise results in reduced back pain, improved flexibility, good balance and

coordination, strengthened posture and better stress management.

8. Going to a GYM is the Best Way to Stay Fit

Researches show that home based workout sessions suit better for many people. The

best way to stay fit is the way in which you can participate whole heartedly whether at

home or at a well-equipped gym. This differs from person to person.

9. Take up a Protein Shake after Your Workout Session

Protein shakes and powders are the lowest quality food that should be consumed only

in emergency. It is good to have proteins from real foods like yogurt, nuts and fruits

rather than consuming the processed items. These provide you the necessary proteins

plus many other good vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your body.

10. Stretching before Exercise Reduces the Risk of Injury.

It is important to warm up before engaging into real exercise. However, stretching does

not show any benefit in reducing the risk of injury or soreness or in improving

performance. In fact, you can risk injury if you stretch a cold muscle. There is no harm

in stretching but a warm up is must.

So, let these myths and misconceptions about exercise not harm your workout sessions

anymore. Have a healthy exercise routine for a fit body. Stay fit!

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