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Common Fitness Myths

By Sara Butler

The fitness world is full of outdated information, bad advice, and inconsistent recommendations when it comes to your fitness routine and what it should be. That can make things really confusing as you try to figure out a way to be healthier and happier. Here are a few of the common misconceptions about fitness that may get in the way of your goals. If you read or hear any of these, then understand the truth is out there.

Myth No. 1: To Do Yoga, You Must Be Flexible

Flexibility isn't a state of being, it's something you constantly aspire to. In fact, you don't even have to want to be a yogi to include yoga as a part of your workout routine, no matter how flexible you are. Yoga is a great workout for people of all fitness levels and it is a valuable way to become more aware of your body's movement. If you want to try yoga, don't let the status of your flexibility hold you back!

Myth No. 2: Being Healthy is All About Exercise

If you work out daily but haven't seen any changes to your health in a while, then you may not be doing it right. Remember, exercise contributes to your health and wellness but it doesn't define it totally. You also need to focus on what you eat and how much you eat, since eating too much or too little can sabotage your health and fitness goals.

Myth No. 3: When Women Lift Weights It Makes Them Bulky

Weightlifting and strength training are beneficial to everyone -- and most people won't start to look like a bodybuilder by doing it. The reason many health and fitness professionals suggest working strength training into your workout regimen is because when you build muscle it helps to burn fat. You get leaner and healthier - and it doesn't make you look like a Russian beet farmer's wife.

Myth No. 4: You Should Get Quick Results

There are a lot of fitness brands out there that promise fast results, but the truth of the matter is that results take time. You will not transform your fitness overnight so don't become discouraged when you start working out and don't see the results you want right away. It can take months or even years to get where you want, so be patient and determined to see our goals through.

Fitness can be confusing, but the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are a great resource to help you separate fitness fact from fiction. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbus, Ohio.

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