Seven Myths About Fitness

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<u>Muscle turn to fat when you stop exercising</u>

FALSE.Muscle and fat are different types of tissue and one cannot turn into the other.But muscle consumers more kilojoules even you are not exercising,so if you’re allowed your muscle mass to drop but ate the same amount you’d store the excess kilojoules as fat

<u>Weight training builds unsightly bulk on women </u>

FALSE,Women don’t have enough testosterone to develop Popeye sized bulges.Only serous body-boulders can get serious s bulk.

<u>To lose weight I must eat less</u>

FALSE,if you eat more than you burn off you’ll get a fat,but increasing your activity levels actually better way to balance the equation than eating less.On a very low kilojoule diet you body goes into survival mode,slowing your metabolism and resorting to burning lean muscle.

<u>You can sweat weight off in the sauna</u>

Not fat,you cannot.Any weight you loose is just water, through sweating and this must be replace quickly

.<u>I’m too busy too exercise</u>

FALSE,if you can’t make time for the gym,try using the stairs instead of the lift.At home,gardening or playing football with the children will burn more kilojoules than a brisk walk for the same duration.If it’s leaving you warmer and breathing more heavily,it’s working.

<u>Lots of sit-ups will give me a “six-pack”</u>

Not necessarily,“you won’t get muscle definition unless you reduce overall body fat.

<u>Men can’t get cellulite</u>

TRUE,because there’s no such thing.Cellulite is such just ordinary body fat plus gravity.It’s more obvious in women because they carry extra fat in areas the skin sags.


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