Myths, rumors, and falses believes have always existed in all kind of aspects. Fitness and nutrition are no the exceptions. Keep reading to find out which of those things people say are true and which are false, so you can know for sure what’s the right way to get into a fitness lifestyle and healthy living.
What’s true or false about fitness and nutrition?
- Many people think that to lose weight they need to drink detox juices or smoothies for days to detoxify their bodies. This is false. First of all, if you’re into a liquid diet for your own choice (and not because of a medical order), you must know this isn’t the best way to lose some weight. Drinking your calories is unhealthy. Liquid diets aren’t balanced and don’t have all the macronutrients you need to stay healthy. Your organs are already in charge of detoxifying your body constantly. You don’t need these kinds of juices, but many of them can help you stay hydrated and provide you some nutrients and minerals. Green juices are good choices to drink in the morning as breakfast or snack; prepare them with celery, cucumber, spinach, ginger, and half a green apple.
- People have questioned if protein shakes provide an excess of protein in the body. This is false. It contains about 25 g to 30 g of protein, the same quantity a half of chicken breast has.
- Another false theory: running is better than walking. This isn’t necessarily true. Walking can be as good as running. Depends on how you do it and the intensity you put doing them. In the long run, walking is nobler to the body. Plus, both of them work the same muscles.
- To eat everything but in a moderate way. Okay, here’s a tricky one. Is true that you are allowed to eat reasonably. That includes sugar, sodas, refined flours, and more foods that are not good for your health. However, it doesn’t mean you should eat a piece of chocolate or drink a sip of soda every day. The key is to understand that you can eat everything; but, with junk or unhealthy foods, you have to regulate its consume to once in a while or once a week with a cheat meal.
- People think that, while losing body fat, they can not work out with weight. That’s a lie. Weights are necessary to include in your daily exercise routine: they help to boost your metabolism and bring many other benefits you should not consider twice. For instance, when you work out with weights you can still burn calories for two days; meanwhile, with cardiovascular exercises, you only burn fat while doing the activity.
We hope you liked this information and that we helped to clarify some rumors you might have thought were true. Don’t forget to stay healthy and choose right what you eat. Keep yourself hydrated and exercise every day. Do not miss our posts for more myths exposure. We wait for you! Join us.
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