Myth Busters on Weight Loss and Fitness

Know The Facts before you start. Here’s a few Myth Busters on Fitness Workouts to get you on the right track.No Pain – No Gain: This is a common saying and must only be taken lightly. Indeed, when you work out hard, whether weight lifting or running, if you continue until you feel pain, you have gone too far. You can expect to feel some discomfort during and after a physical bout, but this should disappear fairly quickly. Indeed, if you don’t feel some amount of stress, you may need to ‘jack it up a bit.’ However, pain in the real sense should not be a part of your routine, and if any persists, seek treatment and be more cautious next time.A Good Workout Routine Makes You Sweat: Sweating, of course, is the body’s way of expelling heat, whether from an external source or from within (strenuous exercise). It does not imply however, that if you are not sweating, you’re not achieving anything. A simple way to illustrate this is to consider such activities as swimming, water polo or snow sports. A good sweat though is good for the body, but remember to immediately replace lost fluid and salts.You Can Select Where To Lose Weight: This in general terms is not possible. When you exercise, you use energy from fat which is stored all over your body, hence the fat around your tummy just has to get in line. Also, whereas exercise does increase your metabolism, hence shed calories, it’s not a green light to then eat just as much as you like. It is so easy to put it back on again if your not careful. Eating the right combinations of food is very important.Fitness Exercise Turns Fat Into Muscle: In a round about way this is what is achieved when you do Weightlifting and other fitness routines. You exercise and gain muscle and you lose fat. But, being a bit pedantic perhaps, the fat is not turned directly into muscle. The two are entirely different tissue structure and cannot transform one into the other. But, as you build up muscle you burn up calories, which in turn reduces fat. Which does emphasize the importance of weightlifting exercise and workout diets – to keep this process going in the right direction!Women Will Bulk Up Weightlifting: Under normal circumstances, this is just not the case. Women simply do not have sufficient testosterone which is required in building large and bulky muscles. Weight training is just as important for women as it is for men to increase strength, improve balance and keep bones strong. So girls, go to it. (See our other articles on this subject).To Your Good Health