5 Common Misconceptions About Fitness

5 Common Misconceptions About Fitness - SourceFitness

Setting The Record Straight

Starting a healthier lifestyle is easier said than done. And because of the many sources of information available, it's difficult to filter which one is true. Here are 5 common misconceptions we would like to tackle and solve!

Cardio is Everything

Let’s start with the workout everybody loves and everybody seems to believe will help you lose weight. Wake up call, cardio yes will help you lose weight. But, if you only do cardio for the rest of your life, your body will start getting used to this and will slow down any progress you already have, which leads us to the second misconception.

Weights Will bulk You Up

Yes, Weights do help in building muscle mass. But, if you use the right weights, it will actually complement your cardio routine and will help you achieve your fitness goals more efficiently. Given the common misconception about weights, we always try to stay away from it. It might be intimidating at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll actually love it! Start with a couple of dumbbell workouts to get your blood flowing!

Carbs are Bad for You

We’re glad you decided to read this, carbs are usually not included in almost every diet plan out there. But hey, not all carbs are bad for you. Complex carbs found in sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and brown rice. Yes, you heard that right rice. This type of carb takes your body more time to digest hence, keeping you fuller longer.

Healthy Fats Avocados are Always Good

Compared to carbs, healthy fats are something you will see in most diet plans out there. Healthy fats can be found in Salmon, Avocados, Nuts, Cheese, and whole eggs. But just like any other type of food, too much of anything is bad for you. Everything is good as long as it’s in moderation.

The lower your calorie intake the better

Now, we’ve all heard about the low-calorie diet. Ever wondered why it works? Well, it doesn’t, the whole reason behind losing that much weight is because you’re actually restricting your daily food intake resulting to a calorie deficit. That’s why your body strives to find energy from other sources aka your stored energy.