Fitness Myths Research Paper

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Fitness myths are all too common. It starts innocent enough, one person comes up with an idea they think might work, the idea gets passed along, all of a sudden everybody is doing "3 minute workouts to get you ripped in 5 days!". With all the myths out there, it can be hard to decipher what is true and what is not. No need to worry, here at Lift Your Fitness we base our advice, knowledge, and content on research. Feel free to fact check us! Let's take a look at 5 fitness myths that can be LYFted from your mind.

You Need To Sweat To Have A Good Workout

A fairly common fitness myth is that if you're not sweating, you need to work harder or longer or harder and longer! Although it might seem true, the fact is that it is not. The first thing we have to look at is: why do we sweat? The reason we sweat is to help our bodies regulate our body temperature. Basically we sweat when we get hot so we can cool down. While it is common to sweat during a workout, sweating is by no means an indication of how good your workout was. You can burn calories while not breaking a sweat, go for a walk or a short hike. Just remember, being drenched in sweat doesn't mean you burned any more calories or worked harder than the dry-guy next to you.

Women Shouldn't Lift, They'll Get Too Big

All women who
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Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just zap the fat from a certain area of your body (without spending thousands of dollars)? Doing crunches and oblique twists don't reduce the fat in those areas and they won't make you magically have a six-pack. The human body is predisposed to store fat in certain areas and usually those are the areas that people don't want the fat. The true way to reduce your body fat is to eat better. Your diet and nutrition make about 70%-80% of your fat loss. Eat better to lose more fat. Just remember fat comes off the body in a certain order too, eating better for a week won't get you a six-pack either. It takes time and
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