Yoram Yasur Abt: When it comes to exercise there is only one thing that we can see more often than excuses: myths. While over time you can see how many of them are disappearing, there are many myths about exercise in which we still believe, although they are not true or are not reliably proven.
1. You should not exercise on an empty stomach:
Northumbria University conducted a study in which several men exercised during the morning and found that those who did not eat breakfast burned 20% more fat than those who did, denying the myth that exercising with a stomach empty is negative for results.
2. Running on a machine is the same as running outdoors:
Yoram Yasur Abt: Beyond the most obvious differences such as the landscape, seeing other people or the outdoors running involves many more muscles than running in a machine because the outside world often has many imperfections, floors of different texture and inclinations that, in combination, manage to burn on average 10% more fat than locking us in a gym.
3. You can choose where you burn fats
Yoram Yasur Abt: You cannot! In a study conducted in Chile several people trained only one leg but burned the same amount of fat in both, and even more in areas above the waist.
4. You should not exercise with the flu:
Yoram Yasur Abt: “Do not let a nosy nose stop you! In fact, as long as you do not have a fever or a problem too severe, you can exercise”.
5. If it hurts, you’re doing it right:
Yoram Yasur Abt: “The specialists in the matter agree: it is normal that it hurts a little we are making an effort but if you hurt a lot you are not doing well and it is advisable to get a medical consultation”.
6. If you sweat a lot it is because you are force of form:
Yoram Yasur Abt: Beth Stover, a specialist at a sports institute in Barrington, Ill., Said that the healthier we are, the faster we sweat when exercising, as the body in each workout is perfected to become “an increasingly efficient sweat machine”.
7. Exercising makes you more hungry:
Has it ever happened to you? You exercise and make you hungrier, but maybe it’s just some psychological effect, because according to the new study from an Australian university high intensity exercise can make our cravings less and less recurrent.
How many of these myths did you think were true until you read the article? Do you exercise or plan to do it soon?