No matter what your fitness goal has been, you’ve likely gone to the internet to seek fitness advice at some point in your fitness journey. With the information overload that we suffer from, it is hard to churn the truth from the lies. Following the wrong regimes can do more harm than good especially if they affect our bodies directly. Let us look at common fitness myths so that you meet your fitness goals in healthy ways:
More sweating burns more calories
Sweating is a biological response to our surroundings and environment and differs from person to person. More sweating in no way is an indicator of the number of calories you've burned as some people tend to sweat more than others in response to the same conditions.
Spending More Time In Gym Slims You Faster
This is one of the biggest workout myths and we all have seen that one person in the gym who mistakes gym for their other home. Yes, working out rigorously every day for a fixed amount of reasonable time does help in burning those calories but it doesn't mean that you start exerting your body to the point of exhaustion. 45 minutes to 1 hour of exercising and weight lifting is more than enough to meet the fitness goals without risking injury.
Lifting weight bulks women up
If you are a woman who lifts, chances are at least a dozen people would have warned you against lifting weights as it will make you ‘manly’. The truth is that lifting weights will only make you muscular, not manly as some people believe as women
Replacing meals with fruits results in weight loss
We all are aware of the amazing health benefits of fruits but at the same time, we should not ignore that excess of anything is bad, even if it is fruits as they contain an abundance of natural sugar which adds aggressively to the calorie count and hence result in weight gain if not taken in moderation. A healthy diet is a combination of foods from each food group.
Whole grains are the only source of carbs
Carbohydrates are present in almost all foods. Their available percentage can differ and some foods may contain more carbs than others but assuming that carbs come from only breads, pasta, noodles and the likes is one of the biggest myths.