It is usually a good idea to ignore the idiots at the gym who think they know what they are talking about. While it is possible to get ‘some’ good tips for your workout, it’s more likely that you’ll pick up false information although not intentional. It is much like many other situations where people are unaware they don’t know what they are talking about. That happens all the time in life. Perhaps the best thing for anyone is to be very sure they only take in information from a known and totally credible source. These tips can help you get the best information.
A myth that is often discussed in the gym is the untruth(or partial untruth) that your metabolism will get a boost from aerobic exercise that can last for hours. The caveat to this statement is that you won’t get the constant calorie burn you’ll be expecting. This is because the increase in metabolic rate is not as high as some might claim. The increases are not significant enough to make a difference really. Exercise is known to give you more energy. This is true and is one of the many benefits of regular exercise. People who regularly exercise in the morning feel energized all day long. Increased circulation is one of the many reasons for feeling more energized after a workout. Increased circulation leads to your cells receiving more oxygen. Another bonus is your strength and stamina are improved with regular exercise. You will naturally feel like you have more energy if you have more stamina.
One myth we’ve all used at one time or another is the “I don’t have the extra time in my schedule for a workout”. All that you need is ten to twenty minutes a couple days a week. This short exercise schedule is better than nothing especially if you can top it off with a 30 minute aerobic workout on your days off. You can even do some at work or at the park with your kids. You can take a break time walk or jump rope at home or in the office. Ten minutes is not that hard to find, we can all do it if we try. It is extremely important to sort out the truth from the fiction about health and fitness, especially if you’re totally new to working out. The reason for that is simply that you are in the early stages of fitness habit formation. If you cultivate the wrong or incorrect habits, then obviously you will be setting yourself up for a hard re-education in the future. Forming good habits is crucial not only to your success but to actually sticking with your fitness routine.