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Fitness Questions You Are Afraid to Ask

By Sara Butler

Do you have questions about fitness? Who doesn’t? Many people get nervous when asking questions about fitness because they’re nervous they’ll sound silly. Just remember that the only bad question is the one you don’t ask – plus, how are you supposed to get fit and be healthy if you don’t ask questions? If you’re new to this whole fitness thing and there are some things you are worried about, here are a few answers to some questions you might be curious about but are afraid to ask!

Is Coffee Before a Workout Good for You?

This isn’t a silly question at all. You might be used to drinking coffee in the morning; just because you’re getting ready to go work out doesn’t mean you should skip this step! Now, you’re probably going to want to skip the double mocha latte, but black coffee can actually improve your performance by up to 10 percent! The only thing you need to be aware of is that coffee is a diuretic, so it’s going to make you have to go to the restroom. You should drink plenty of water to help with the fluid loss, especially when exercising.

Should You Sleep In on the Weekends?

You might wonder what this has to do with fitness, but sleep is one of the components of a healthy lifestyle that should not be overlooked! One of the most important things about sleep is its regularity. If you’re not getting enough sleep during the course of the week and create a sleep deficit for yourself then you’re not going to be able to make it up by sleeping in this Saturday. What you need to do is make an effort get more sleep throughout the week by going to bed and waking up at about the same time. Then you won’t feel the need to throw off your sleep schedule by sleeping in.

Incidentally, do you know what can help you to fall asleep faster at night and get better quality sleep? Regular exercise!

Do I Have to Be Good at a Certain Exercise for It to Be Good for Me?

The answer to this is: It depends on what your goals are. If you want to take up swimming and want to swim the English Channel, the efficiency of your stroke will matter. If you simply want to burn some calories and get your body moving, flailing around in the water like a drowning monkey should do the trick.

Never be afraid to ask questions when you’re trying to improve your fitness! 

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