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Top Health & Fitness Myths & Facts

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.

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