Hey You may be surprised to discover that tv, radio, newspaper, magazines, and even some people in the fitness field often spread inaccurate or conflicting ideas. So I thought that it might be fun to do a little fact from fiction!!
Here are the Myths answer them true or false.
1. Current sports conditioning guidelines call for consistently exercising three days a week alternate days of rest. The ratio of one day of exercise to six days of no exercise may do more harm than good.
2. Aging involves the gradual breakdown of the physical and mental systems. Time, the wear and tear of stress, pollution, and poor diet all play important roles in the aging process.
3. Although the health club is the mecca of many fitness enthusiasts, a complete and satisfying workout can be done anywhere-in the living room, on city sidewalks, in parks, at the beach, or even in the backyard.
4. The slogan "No pain, no gain" represents an incorrest approach to fitness. Fitness isn't achieved through exhaustion; it's goal reached by an intelligent, well-placed, and cnsistent program.
5. Although neither golf nor bowling stimulate cardiovascular conditioning, both require a refinement of hand-to-eye and body coordination.
6. Passive (slow and static) stretching achieves better flexibility. The once-popular form of ballistic (bouncing) stretch has passed from favor among conditioning experts because of its injury-causing tendencies.
7. Chronic backache is a major complaint for millions of Americans because sedentary jobs induce poor posture. Did you know yor adominal muscles are related to your back muscles? Toned abdominal muscles will relieve you of back problems or pain. Regular stretching and strengthening of the lower-back and abdominal muscles can counteract "sedentary stress."
8. Backache isn't the only result of inactive lifestyles. Coronary disease is directly tied to inactivity in many people. Exercise tones body and prepares it not only for sports, but for the sudden demands of stress as well. Documented research shows a great correlation between psychological stress and physical illness.
9. The "training effect," an important concept in fitness, depreciates when exercise is stopped.
10. Sweat, part of your body's lubricating and cooling system, is a by-product of exercise within the body, not an indicator of the amount of fat being burned.
11. Jogging si presently one of the most popular fitness activity. By itself, however, jogging isn't enough to provide total body strength, tone, and flexibility.
12. Proper nutrition goes hand in hand with the right kind of physical activity in bringing about maximum fitness.
Let me hear what you think if the Myths are True or False and then I will reveal the answers!