With all the information about fitness available on the internet, it’s hard to decide what’s true and what’s not. Check out these common fitness myths you’ve probably heard before.
More Exercise Means Better Results
Hitting the gym every single day doesn’t mean you’ll lose weight or tone you body faster. On the contrary! Your body needs time to rest after a good workout in order to re-build muscles and regain energy. It’s best to take a day or two off in a week and let your body recover.
Fats are Bad
Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, also known as healthy fats, are not bad. They’re actually an essential part of healthy diet, because fats give body the energy it needs and they support cell growth. Foods like nuts, salmon, avocado, vegetable oils, or tofu are rich in healthy fats.
10,000 Steps is Enough Exercise
Popular fitness apps and trackers made us believe that reaching 10,000 steps every day is enough exercise for one day. While it’s good that these apps are motivating people to move around and walk more, that is in fact their only purpose, and walking alone is not enough to stay fit and healthy.