Sharing 10 top #fitness myths. Read on below to find out the facts about each one!
Myth 1: Strength training will actually tone you. Muscle takes up less space than fat.
Myth 2: Carbs give you energy. Focus on complex carbs and eliminate simple sugars.
Myth 3: You gain and lose fat equally all over your body.
Myth 4: Both cardio and weight training are necessary to help you lose weight. Cardio burns more calories while you’re working out. Weight training burns more calories outside of the gym.
Myth 5: Eating less is not necessarily the best way to lose weight. It’s a matter of changing the quality of what you eat rather than the quantity. A calorie is a calorie.
Myth 6: Cardio can be just about anything. It can be as simple as playing a game of basketball with friends. As long as you’re getting your heart and respiratory rate up.
Myth 7: Your hydration needs depend on factors specific to you, such as activity level, on any given day.
Myth 8: While it’s true that you shouldn’t eat a full course meal before working out, eating a healthy snack about half an hour before a workout could boost your performance and aid recovery.
Myth 9: Protein is a building block for muscle. It’s actually more costly for your body to digest and therefore, is more conducive to fat burning and weight loss.
Myth 10: Sweating is a way that your body cools down, and there are a lot of variables that determine why you sweat. Just because you you don’t sweat, it doesn’t mean that you’re not getting something out of what you’re doing.