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Unsafe Exercise and Diet Myths that we should be aware of

Most people devote their time, money and energy to diet and exercise, but can’t see any progress on their body. Why can’t they find results?  This is because most the exercise beliefs that they believe are just myths.  Some myths don’t do anything for the body, except harm it!

 

exercising on an empty stomach
exercising on an empty stomach

Working Out on an Empty Stomach Helps You Lose Weight

This might seems logical, but this isn’t the case.   The body needs protein to repair the body tissue after a strenuous workout.  This causes the muscles to grow. However, if there is no protein available, the body gets it from other muscles in our body.  This means that our workout is doing us more harm than good.  The more muscle mass we have, the more calories we burn when resting.

However, it doesn’t mean that you should eat a large meal before a workout.  You’ll felt like vomiting when you are doing strenuous workout in the gym.  Instead, eat minimal portion of food so you would get the energy to do your workout.

The More You Work Out the More Results You’ll See

Some people believe that working out more means seeing better  results.  Actually, it is the other way around since the body need to rest to give it time to repair itself.  If we don’t rest, then the damage body tissue we got from doing exhausting workout will never be repaired.  In the long run, this can lead to injuries.

Cardio Burns More Fat than Weight Lifting

Cardio does burn fat, but after the session, the fat burning also stops.  Strength training builds  muscle, which helps the body to burn fat even at rest.  Combining the two gives us better results.

If You Are Skinny, You are Healthy

A skinny person can still have high cholesterol if they do not eat healthily. They are prone to heart disease, have a high amount of free radicals and a host of other problems. It is true that obesity is the culprit behind some of the feared diseases today, but unhealthy lifestyle can give you more diseases than you can imagine.

Starving Yourself is the Best Way to Lose Weight

Starving yourself is not a healthy way to lose weight. At first, you might see some progress, but there will come  a time when you just can’t fight your cravings.  This is where the problem starts because we tend to eat more and in the process grow ever fatter.

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