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THE UGLY TRUTH: Don't believe these 6 common myths about working out



You won't feel the same way every day, so why should your workouts look the same every day?


Let's debunk a few myths:


😣 "No Pain, No Gain": Stop this notion. You do not need to go as hard as you possibly can every single day. In fact, switching up your workout style and taking rest days is just as important as a hard, sweaty workout.


🔂 "You need to work out every day to see results": Consistency is more important than frequency. If you can keep going to the gym two days a week for a year, that will be more beneficial than going every day for two weeks and then burning out.


💓 "Ladies, avoid working out on your period": You can absolutely work out during your period! It's actually been known to help alleviate menstrual cramps and improve mood. However, depending on what stage of the cycle you're in, you may feel different.


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🚲 "Cardio is the best workout to lose weight": Still do cardio if you like it, but don't just do cardio. Mix in strength training to target different muscle groups and build joint health for long-term movement. Also, just because you don't sweat doesn't mean you didn't get a great workout.


🦵 "Spot reduction is possible": It's not. When you work out, you use energy and burn fat throughout the body as a whole. If you do more leg exercises, you will build muscle in your legs, and more muscle means that you will burn more calories at rest. However, if you're sitting and watching TV, you won't just burn calories in your legs. Your body is working hard as a whole unit to build and recover that muscle group."


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