Don’t believe every fitness tip you see on social media!
I think it’s fair to say that social media plays a massive role in our lives today. Unfortunately, you don’t have to go far to find conflicting health and fitness advice.
Here five fitness myths that aren’t true:
1️⃣ MYTH: If you exercise, your diet doesn’t matter. FACT: Healthy eating is essential to achieving your desired results.
2️⃣ MYTH: Losing weight is all about exercise. FACT: Losing weight is more impacted by what you eat.
3️⃣ MYTH: We can’t lose weight without going to a gym. FACT: You can lose weight by staying active throughout the day and doing other physical activities like walking.
4️⃣ MYTH: You need to make massive changes, all at once, to get fit. FACT: Small, positive steps will make you more likely to succeed with fitness.
5️⃣ MYTH: You can spot reduce fat. FACT: A healthy diet and exercise routine can reduce overall body fat, but you can’t target specific areas.
Here are five fitness facts you can live by:
1️⃣ Strength training is essential, and, as you age, it becomes even more beneficial.
2️⃣ Cardio is important! ( preferably 150 min/week)
3️⃣ Consistency beats perfection!
4️⃣ You are never too old to start exercising.
5️⃣ Every bit of exercise helps to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc., and the list goes on.