Let’s break down some of the misconceptions that appear in the fitness industry. From what sweating really means to whether you really should be aching the day after your PE session – read on for some interesting facts about exercise!
If you work out on an empty stomach you can actually burn more fat.
But if your goal is performance-based, you’re not going to have enough energy to go all-out.
Sweating not only keeps you cool, it removes toxins from your body too.
Women simply can’t build muscle in the same way as men due to the fact they have lower levels of testosterone.
It’s common knowledge that cigarettes are bad for you, but did you know that inactivity can have the same effect on your body? In terms of premature death, physical in-activity is just second to smoking!
Exercise is said to boost self-confidence, improve your skin condition. So it makes you look good and you genuinely feel good too.
Although there are many benefits to stretching before exercise, stretching before running actually burns 5% less calories than runners that didn’t stretch!
One misconception is the only way to get definition in your muscles is from lifting light weights at a higher rate, which isn’t true, muscle definition comes from having low body fat and muscle mass.
If you train with light weights only, you’re not going to build muscle. The more muscle that you build, the more fat you’ll be able to burn, as well as calories.
A lot of people believe that if you’re not sore the day after a workout you didn’t train hard enough. Well actually, soreness is a chemical response to inflammation from ripping your muscle fibres. If you don’t feel sore, it can mean you worked out just right.
Want to lose some weight? Be certain that no matter how hard you exercise, you can’t out-train a bad diet.
The top forms of exercise for burning calories is running and cycling. However, your exact calorie burn will be related to your weight, the intensity and the duration.
Do you have any interesting or fun facts about exercise that we’ve not mentioned? Share them here in the comments section below!