3 Fitness Myths that Should Be Forgotten

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Whether you’re a seasoned trainer or a workout newbie, you’ve likely been exposed to tons of “advice” when it comes to fitness. While some definitely have a bit of truth to them, others are simply myths that have been circulated for so long that they seem accurate. Here are three beliefs that you should really stop listening to. 

If You’re Not Hurting, You Haven’t Worked Hard Enough

While an intense session will likely leave you in a bit of discomfort, the absence of pain doesn’t mean that you didn’t do enough. Soreness after a workout can be the result of dehydration, lack of sleep, or a handful of other reasons. If you want to measure your progress, track your heart rate or how many reps you completed.

Short Workouts Aren’t as Beneficial as Long Ones

Wouldn’t it be cool if we had all the time in the world to do what we wanted? Unfortunately, real life has other plans. Being the busy humans that we are, sometimes we only have 10 minutes to dedicate to our fitness and that’s perfectly fine! And you have 10 minutes, five times a day, well done, you spent 50 minutes prioritizing yourself. 

No Days Off

Taking time to rest between workouts is almost as important as the exercise itself. Your body needs rest in order to function properly, so if you are constantly putting your body through the stress of a workout, it can potentially lead to overuse and injury. Listen to your body when it’s tired.