Distinguishing Between Truths and Lies About Health and Fitness

We all know how things get started concerning information, and that certainly applies to health and fitness facts and myths. Myths are born when we hear something about a good tip even if we don’t have the whole story and we go and tell the next person. Maybe they even didn’t hear it right. But they innocently tell something they know, and another myth is born, again.

There is a very high likelihood that you will accept what you hear if the person you are hearing it from is in a position that makes them more likely to know for sure or one of power even. If you are getting information that isn’t entirely correct it can be dangerous. Keep reading for more on fitness and health facts and myths.

Treadmill workouts and your knees is one fitness myth that has been going around for a long time. Some believe that running on a treadmill is easier on your knees than running on a hard surface outdoors. This is indeed not a true statement. Your knees suffer the full force of your weight when you are jogging or running. The surface you choose to run on has no impact on the safety of the exercise.

Treadmills may offer some give but they are not going to offer extra support to your knees. Having a good running shoe can help benefit your knees. Everyone has heard that regular exercise can help you have more energy. This is a true statement and many people who exercise regularly enjoy this benefit. People who regularly exercise in the morning feel energized all day long. One of the many reasons for this is increased blood circulation. Your cells receive more oxygen when your circulation is improved. Regular exercise can also help improve your strength and stamina. Improved stamina contributes to the feeling of having more energy.

Another myth that is common is the excuse “No Time” for exercise. Really, you only need to take about 15 minutes a couple times a week. Then, a thirty minute workout can be fit in on the weekend, perhaps. That minimal amount is vastly better than nothing at all. You can even do some at work or at the park with your kids. You can take a break time walk or jump rope at home or in the office. Three ten minute slots in our schedules is easy for anyone to find.

It’s important for you to take the time to research everything in order to be able to clearly discern fact from fiction. It’s in your best interest to do the research. Since you are ready to exert the energy and time, it’s important that you know what you are doing. This way you get the optimal benefit to your exercise program.

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