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7 Myth Busting Facts about Exercise

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7 Myth Busting Facts about Exercise

In this short blog, I thought I would let you know about 7 Myth Busting facts to do with exercise and I hope that some of them will be news to you!

Myth 1: Longer workouts are more effective than short ones!

Good news here is that shorter workouts can burn more calories than a longer one!

This is possible by doing to the INTENSITY of the workout. If you do a shorter workout, you are more likely to be able to push yourself to work a little harder, so you burn more calories than if you did a longer workout at a lower intensity. These are also known as HIIT workouts.

Myth 2: Doing the Plank and sit-ups will give you a flat stomach

Not at all! Swap your floor-based abdominal muscles workouts and planks for standing-up cardio abdominal muscles, this way you work your abdominal muscles harder plus you have the benefit of engaging more muscles and working your cardiovascular health at the same time.

Myth 3: You need to lift weights to do strength and toning exercises!!

Using your own bodyweight is just as effective as doing a workout with weights. Another benefit is you can do this type of exercise anywhere, and it is a safe way of training, so using your own bodyweight is one of the best and safest ways to train your body.

Myth 4: To get fit you must do high impact moves like high knees, burpees, and squat jumps!

No, you don’t, which is great news as so many people don’t like jumping impact moves as they hurt their knees and backs, instead of high impact you use high intensity these are moves that require no jumping but engage lots of muscles and work through a full range of motion, and these are great for increasing fitness.

Myth 5: Morning Workouts burn more calories.

While a morning workout is great as it often means you have done it before excuses or your daily routine get in the way, the truth is no matter what time of the day you work out you will always burn the same amount of calories and get the same effects, the key is just to make sure you do your workout AM or PM!

Myth 6: Exercise makes you tired.

It’s quite the opposite as exercise is one of the best ways to stop you feeling tired because when you exercise your body generates energy.

Myth 7: The only reason to exercise is to lose weight!

Regardless of whether you want to lose weight or not everyone should look at exercising to care and look after our body. When you work out you do more than just burn calories, you boost your heart health, you strengthen your bones, you reduce anxiety, you increase your energy, and you mobilise your joints.

So that’s my 7 Myth Burning Facts – How Many Did You Know?

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