Fitness myths busted

In the digital age, there’s no shortage of information out there about fitness. If anything, there’s too much of it. And yet for all of this knowledge, we’re still as confused as ever.

Part of the reason for our uncertainty is that our source of information isn’t always crystal clear. Well-intentioned but misinformed PE teachers pass down the knowledge of the day to kids, who go on to become equally well-intentioned and misinformed PTs and gym-rats.

Here’s your guide to separate firm fact from fitness fiction.

Oct 5, 2012

Fitness myths busted

In the digital age, there's no shortage of information out there about fitness. If anything, there’s too much of it. And yet for all of this knowledge, we’re still as confused as ever. Here’s your guide to separate firm fact from fitness fiction

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  1. Benny02:27pm Friday 16th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Relax have a cold Beer watch tv or listen to music. Never exercised 73 and fit not fat not skinny....Have a nice day and a cold beer...

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  2. Greg11:05pm Monday 12th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I'm 53 and yes, I'm doing those exercises! You must work in the recruitment industry, Allen...imposing your age & training limitations on me, no thanks! I agree, however, with your dietary statement.

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  3. val s06:12pm Sunday 11th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    so agree with above. Being a young 70, with 2 new knees about the best I can do is walking. Its the best.

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  4. allen11:15am Sunday 11th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Most of this is nonsense or half truth. are you going to be doing those exercises when you are 40, 50, or 60? Of course not. Many professional athletes retire and blow out like balloons because the exercise has stopped but the same food volume keeps coming. Eat what you burn is the key. Doing exercise is about staying healthy, not losing weight. Wanna lose weight? cut out sugar, especially soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat vegetable soup, salad, fruit, fish and lean meat. Limit processed food and go for a 40 minute walk each day including a slight hill.

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