Despite all the time I spend on the Interwebz, reading up on endless health-and-fitnessy information, I’m entirely guilty of falling prey to a whole lot of health and fitness myths. You know – the ones that get repeated on endless cycles, but in reality, have no truth to them whatsoever.
If you’re the same, here’s some good news. I’ve debunked the most common health and fitness myths to uncover the long-awaited truth to just about everything. You. Are. Welcome.
1. You have to work out every day
You don’t! You really don’t. In fact, incorporating rest days into your fitness program is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you’re looking after yourself.
2. Weights will make you bulky
Wrong wrong wrong. Seriously, lifting weights will not automatically turn you into an Arnold-Schwareznegger-bodybuilder-days lookalike (unless you take a serious amount of steroids, which all the female bodybuilders do). In fact, if you stick to cardio only, you’re doing yourself and your fitness levels a serious disservice. By doing weights, you’ll tone muscles, lose body fat and reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis, injury, back pain or arthritis.