Exercise + Health Truths Turned Myths
Hi there! Today was food day at work, and I had a working meeting over lunch where lunch was provided. It was definitely a day surrounded by food. I was able to contain myself and didn’t indulge too much. I hate not feeling hungry for dinner, and tonight’s menu was a good one!
I love all of the fresh veggies and the POW of flavor in this dish
The dish actually doesn’t call for broccoli, but I had a head of it in the fridge that I bought last weekend. It’s days were limited! Besides, broccoli and rice go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Lies! It’s All Lies!
The health and fitness world is a funny industry. Research is constantly ongoing, and studies are finding new results every single day. This is great for learning new ways to improve ourselves and better our bodies through diet and fitness. Whether it’s a new finding on technique, form, frequency, or intensity, it’s safe to say we all want to be doing it the best way.
On the flip side, constant research and findings makes saying anything with 100% certainty awfully difficult! For instance, years ago, it was said that one’s maximum heart rate was 220-their age. One inaccuracy with it is that it doesn’t consider resting HR for each individual. Regardless, that formula is still used today in some instances, but is taken with a grain of salt. We now know that method is highly inaccurate. A more accurate method now would be going through sub max HR testing.
Some other fitness myths that were once thought of as truths:
- Eating a diet solely of grapefruit is a healthy way to lose weight (FALSE)
- Lifting 2 lb. dumbbells will “tone” your body (false – building muscle is building muscle)
- Exercising in the “fat burning zone” will help you lose the most weight (it will burn energy from fat, yes, but it’s not the biggest calorie burner)
- Doing hundreds of crunches will give you a flat stomach (again, building muscle is building muscle!)
- Eating a low fat diet is the best way to lose weight (false)
- Skip breakfast to lose weight (blasphemy! )
I could go on and on and on, but that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. Throughout 26.5 years I’ve been on this earth, I’ve heard some crazy diet and exercise myths that I admit to actually following, and some that have just made me roll my eyes
What are some of diet and exercise myths that you once believed? How about some that you just rolled your eyes at?
Have a great night!