Best Top 10 Common Health and Fitness Myths

Top 10 Health & Fitness Myths

  1. How much water should I drink in a day?
  2.  More Sweat = Better Exercise
  3. Choose light weight for training
  4. Sweat can eliminate toxins
  5. Formula for flat belly
  6. Bicycle can build your thigh muscles
  7. The facts of abdominal training
  8. Pilates gives you lean muscle
  9. Fat burning zone is the best area for weight loss
  10. Gluten-free foods make you lean

I talked about a lot of "myths" before, and on the well-known shape website in the United States, I talked about 10 common health and fitness myths. Many of these myths are still deeply believed, and the market also uses this as hype For example, the more sweating, the better the exercise effect; sweating has a good effect on detoxification; gluten-free foods make you healthier and leaner. Let's take a look at these common myths.
  • How much water should I drink in a day?

"A person drinks one gallon (about 3.8 liters) of water a day"?

In fact, there is no right answer for how much water a person should drink a day. It depends on your daily activities, such as your lifestyle, health status, pregnancy, breastfeeding period, etc.

But we will hear the advice of experts, saying that it is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water (2000cc) a day. But in fact, your body may need more or less. If you exercise, you may need more water. And if you eat fruits and vegetables rich in water or even drinks and juices, you may not need to drink so much water.

As a general rule of thumb, if you drink enough water, you will rarely feel thirsty, and your urine should be pale yellow or colorless.
  • More Sweat = Better Exercise

"It's better to exercise in a hot environment because it burns more calories"?

In fact, this is an illusion. It should be the more hard work you exercise, the more calories you will burn. More sweat may make you think you are serious about exercising; but in order to burn more calories, you must work out muscles, increase your heart rate, and increase your breathing.

After sweating a lot, you stand on the scale and you find that you have lost a few pounds, but when you replenish your water, your weight returns.

Another idea is "to let you get better stretching in a higher temperature environment." This may not be a good thing. Exercise in a high temperature environment may cause danger, and in some yoga moves, you will enter into too deep stretching, which will prevent you from ending the exercise yourself, and you need to ask others assist.

As long as the training intensity is sufficient, the body temperature will rise, and sweat will blow out. There is no need to seek external heat sources to burn more calories or get deeper stretches.
  • Choose light weight for training

"In order to avoid getting bigger, you should skip the heavy training and choose the lighter weight and then do it many times?"

In fact, this was introduced in Uncle Sam's previous "Myths about Women's Weight Training (Superwoman, Man-in-law?)" Article, so check it out.
  • Sweat can eliminate toxins

"Sweating detoxifies the body"?

This is a fact. A small amount of toxins will be discharged out of the body through our sweat line, but only about 1%. Sweat plays a role in regulating body temperature, and it is the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, immune system, and lungs that are mainly responsible for excretion of waste.
  • Formula for flat belly

"To have a flat belly, you should exercise your belly every day"?

Just like other muscle groups in the body, your abdominal muscles need time and recovery. When training muscles, muscles and tissues are damaged, and at rest, muscles can be repaired and rebuilt. This is the basic concept.

Each type of abdominal training exercise has its benefits. It does not need to be repeated hundreds of times a day. If you really want to make a positive contribution to your abdominal muscles every day, focus on your eating habits. The abdomen is controlled by the kitchen, not by the belly.

Train your muscles just like the muscle groups in other parts, and give it time to recover. After training, controlling your diet will help you see the results of your hard work.
  • Bicycle can build your thigh muscles

"Bicycling with a lot of resistance will make the quadriceps of the legs bigger"?

Bicycling is an exercise that helps your heart and lungs, not build muscle. For a sport to build muscle, it must exhaust muscles completely. In other words, you must have enough resistance mounted on the bicycle. With 6 to 8 pedal laps, your legs are completely fatigued, and muscles may be suggested.

This is a pretty good calorie-burning exercise when riding a bike with resistance, but there is no way to make your muscles bigger.
  • The facts of abdominal training

"Curling or other abdominal training is best for melting the fat around the mid-abdomen"?

In fact, performing abdominal crunches or other abdominal training exercises can help train the mid-abdomen, but it will not melt the fat, and no matter how fat is in any part of the body, it cannot be melted by exercise. The only way to lose belly fat is to lose body fat.

To defeat abdominal fat and burn more fat, focus on systemic exercise. You can exercise to multiple muscle groups at the same time, and pay attention to nutritional supplements during hard training.
  • Pilates gives you lean muscle

"Pilates and yoga give you lean muscles?"

After a great Pilates or yoga class, maybe you will feel taller. Stretching muscles is impossible. The muscles are fixed and connected to the joints. The only way to “lengthen” the muscles is through surgery.

But why are almost Pilates or yoga teachers tall and thin? This is innate. Those who enter the field of "professional" yoga and Pilates are usually those with a long, thin body. Pilates and Yoga both provide considerable benefits, including improved softness and posture, which can help you feel slightly higher, but it does not actually make your muscles grow longer.
  • Fat burning zone is the best area for weight loss

"In order to burn more fat, you should train yourself to burn calories in the fat-burning zone"?

In fact, the energy source of low-intensity exercise is "fat", so the ratio of burning to fat is higher. As exercise intensity increases, more systemic energy is consumed and more and more fat is burned.

Further reading: Want to burn calories and fat faster, find "Interval Training"!

If you want to burn fat, you should not just do low-intensity, endurance exercise, you will encounter a collision period. You should increase strength training and high-intensity training during exercise. If you want to burn more calories, you can add low-intensity training. Then cooperate with healthy eating habits.
  • Gluten-free foods make you lean

 "Does gluten-free food help to lose weight and improve health?"

In fact, gluten-free foods still have calories, and they will not automatically improve your health or even make you lean. Unless you are sensitive to gluten ingredients or have an autoimmune disorder, it doesn't really make much difference whether the food contains gluten ingredients or not.

Articles about gluten-free: Gluten-free gluten-free food is trending

And people will feel that eating gluten-free foods will feel healthier or feel better because the market is "hype" about gluten-free diets, making you think it can improve your health Heavy, psychological effects. Gluten-free cupcakes are still cupcakes and won't become healthy food because of that. Instead of buying food in this package, choose more fresh, unprocessed, processed food.

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