10 Popular Fitness Myths Debunked Part 2!

There are countless numbers of health and fitness myths out there.
Here are 10 MORE popular fitness myths debunked!

#11. Myth: You need to spend hours at the gym to see results.

Fact: You can get a good workout in just 30 minutes if you’re efficient with your time and choose the right exercises.
Getting to a session or class at Fit2Live is one of the most efficient ways to workout. You just have to show up and our coaches and community will take the reins from there. We accomplish more in a 30 minute session or 60 minute class than most do in a week’s worth of workouts.

#12. Myth: You should always work out in the morning.

Fact: The best time of day to work out is the time that works best for you and your schedule. Consistency is key.

#13. Myth: Weight loss is the only measure of fitness success.

Fact: Fitness is about more than just weight loss. Improvements in strength, endurance, and overall health are also important measures of success. Often times it’s not weight loss that you need but rather muscle gained and bodyfat lost. You can even track improvements by how consistent you are staying with your healthy habits, getting 8 hours of sleep instead of 7, drinking 100 ounces of water a day instead of 50, doing a mindfulness practice daily instead of once a week, you get it.
Our Nutrition and Wellness Program can help you work on these other fitness measures daily!

#14. Myth: Yoga isn’t a real workout.

Fact: Yoga is a great workout and can be more taxing on the body than most people think. The myth of “just do yoga” is a myth. Yoga, mobility and static stretching all provide balance and recovery from strength training and higher intensity interval training.

#15. Myth: You can’t build muscle on a plant-based diet.

Fact: You can absolutely build muscle on a plant-based diet. It’s certainly harder but just takes proper planning and adequate protein intake. Aim for .8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight.

#16. Myth: Sweating means you’re burning more calories.

Fact: Sweat is just a way for your body to cool itself down. It’s not directly related to calorie burn, it’s just how effective your body is at removing waste.

#17. Myth: You should always push through the pain.

Fact: Pain is a signal from your body that something is wrong. Listen to your body and stop if you feel pain unless told otherwise by a professional.
As we suggest, if you have sharp, shooting, or lightning pain then you should scale accordingly. If you have numbing, tingling, or burning sensations you should scale appropriately. If you have pain above a 3 or 4 on the pain scale then you should scale back. Some very low level pain/discomfort is acceptable when rehabbing an injury but anything above that or chronic issues on the pain scale should be mitigated with expert scaling from our coaches at Fit2Live. Pain free movement is key, NOT PAIN.

#18. Myth: Women should only do cardio and avoid weights.

Fact: Women can benefit from strength training just as much as men. It can help with bone density, metabolism, and overall health.
We all need more muscle, period.
Each day we are on Earth we are losing muscle at baseline, thanks gravity and the aging process.
The more muscle that we can bank in our 30s,40s,50s,60s,70s and beyond the more capable we will be as we age and the less susceptible we will be in the event of a fall or other injury. Most importantly, we’ll have a higher quality of life in our prime years because of all of the functional and capable things we can do with our body, muscles and strength!

#19. Myth: You need to take supplements to build muscle.

Fact: Supplements are just that, supplemental to our already awesome nutrition plan.
While supplements can be helpful, they are not necessary for building muscle.
Proper nutrition, healthy lifestyle habits AND exercise are the most important factors for building muscle.
You should aim for whole food sources of nutrients first and then round out your regular nutrition plan with some supplements.

#20. Myth: Working out should not be an enjoyable experience.

Fact: While starting a new routine can be uncomfortable and doing more activity than you’re used can be unpleasant, working out should be an enjoyable and sustainable experience overall.
We strive to give our members the BEST hour of their day each and every time they join us at Fit2Live, a big part of this is having fun!

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