"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united." – Wilhelm von Humboldt
The year has almost come to its end and hence it's time to prepare your New Year resolutions. And the best resolution you can take is to stay fit and eat healthily. To do that you need to have a clarity of facts as there are many misconceptions regarding fitness.
Here are some common myths cleared out so that you can take better care of your body.
Truth: That's not gonna happen. You can not stay fit on a crappy diet. 80% of how you look depends on your diet.
Truth: On a contrary, stretching out before exercise will put your muscles to rest. Hence, stretch out after your work out.
Truth: If your are overweight or out of shape and then run, you may get injured. So, start by walking.
Truth: You should break your fast with some light snack before you exercise. If you consume calories before workout, it will have greater thermogenic effect.
Truth: When you stop working out and continue a healthy diet, the difference won't be tremendous.
Truth: If you think your muscles will grow if you lift heavy, then you are wrong. Your muscle growth doesn't just depend on weight, it depends on tension, number of repetition, resting period and much more.
Truth: Quality matters, two things with the same amount of calorie and with one better in quality have the considerably positive effect on your body.
Truth: If you want to have a great body you will have to earn it. Don't hesitate to push yourself off limits. If you are eating, sleeping and resting properly, you are not actually overtraining.
Truth: Fats are as mush important for our body as water. All kinds of fats are good (except saturated & trans fats).
Truth: Although Protein is important for gaining muscle mass and increase metabolism rate, other nutrients like vitamins, fats and carbs are extremely important to maintain various bodily functions.