Fact and Fiction about Health and Fitness

No matter if you are old hand or new at health and fitness education the overall amount of information can seem a bit staggering. As a beginner we are easily overwhelmed which can be exacerbated when you can’t figure out what is true and what isn’t. Experience of the writer is one of the first things you’ll notice about fitness books as many are written off the cuff based on personal experience. What your goals are weigh heavily on the approach you choose when it comes to working out. Even though you may find several versions of the same information it doesn’t necessarily mean that any particular information is absolutely wrong. Be extra careful that you are analyzing everything.

Here is an interesting partial myth, if we can say so. When you engage in aerobic exercise, your metabolism will get a terrific boost that will last for hours, maybe, beyond the actual workout. The part of this myth that is misleading is the fact that the calories do not continue to burn like you’d expect. This happens as a result of the metabolic rate not being as significant after the workout as many claim it should be. The fact is that these increases in metabolic rate are not significant enough to affect calorie burn. There is a misleading perception bordering on mythical concerning over-exertion during workouts. The thinking is that if you seem to feel all right while you are exercising, then you are not doing too much. Even if your workout isn’t a hard one you will still feel some benefits in a day or two usually. What this describes is someone who’s been inactive for a while and decides they need to hit the gym with gusto to get fit in a hurry, they often feel sore and give up shortly after. There is no reason to rush. In fact, see a doctor and get a quick check-up, then just go slow and you will have a better experience.

One truth about fitness exercises is they are great for your mental horsepower. A higher level of performance and brain power is what we are talking about.

Research has shown that regular exercise has a great effect on blood circulation. Of course that means in your brain as well. Also, exercise increases the serotonin level in your brain. The effect of more serotonin is an increase in mental clarity. We find this increased mental acuity intriguing. If you’re totally new to working out, it is especially important to sort out the truth about health and fitness from the falsehoods. The reason for that is simply that you are in the early stages of fitness habit formation. You will have to go through a painful re-education later if you form the wrong habits now. Sticking with a fitness routine and succeeding require you to form good habits from the start.

The author is a qualified gynecologist. Take a look at his website by clicking Menstrual Cramps. You can browse Back Massager for some succinct information on how to ease body soreness.

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