Top 10 Exercise Myths Infographic

There are many myths about workouts and here are the top 10. Cardio machines are believed to count the calories, while burning calories depend on age, sex and BMI. Heart rate monitors show how hard you work is another myth, but these can falter. The best way to measure this is how well can you speak after exercising. Weight and fitness level are associated much, but it is not true. Low intensity exercises are said to burn more fat, but the higher the intensity the higher the carbs are burnt. Fats are attacked only after the carbs are exhausted. Protein foods which are said to be taken after workout are not that good, unless emergency. They are processed foods, and yoghurt, nuts and beef can be taken.

Spot reduction is a myth too. If you stick to repetition, the efficacy of the workout is reduced. You cannot eat anything and everything because you work out. A balanced diet is the best regime to follow. Cardio exercises are thought to be the best way to lose weight. Cardio is good for enhancing endurance, but do it not more than 10 to 30 minutes. Cardio is best to do on empty stomach is a common idea. On the contrary, because of not eating for 8 hours, metabolism is low before breakfast. Eating helps in doing workouts for longer time. Ice cold water can help burn fat amazingly is another myth. But there are no proven facts. Room temperature water too can offer the same benefits.

top 10 exercise myths infographic

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