Exercise is something we hear a lot about from medical professionals and the media, but how much of it is true? Sure, almost everyone can agree that a certain amount of exercise is beneficial to your overall health, but what happens when you have the wrong information?
Having a personal trainer or doctor-recommended workout routine can be helpful to avoid exercise pitfalls. Let’s take a look at 14 common (and potentially dangerous) misconceptions about exercise…
1. The Weight is Not Over
Many people engage in exercise programs for one reason only: to lose weight. While cutting your weight if you’re obese can help lower the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, it’s not the only approach you should be taking.
An article in the New York Times explains that how much you consume is a bigger factor than exercise when it comes to shedding pounds. This is because “exercise consumes far fewer calories than many people think,” notes the article. Burning off 350-calories during an exercise routine once a day won’t do much for someone consuming 1,000-calories a day, it adds.