A few fitness myths… Did you know?

PLankingAs we are all hopefully still committed to our Resolution to become a more fit and healthy person, here are some fitness myths:

  • Crunches are the key to flat abs.  Truth: Engaging your entire core is much more effective.  Try planks and bridges.
  • Running is bad for your knees.  Truth:  A Stanford study found older runner’s knees as healthy as non-runners.  But women are much more susceptible to injury due to quad/hamstring imbalance.
  • Stretching helps your body recover faster.  Truth:  Stretching does not reduce muscle soreness or speed tissue repair.  But it does help with joint flexibility.
  • The more you sweat, the more you burn.  Sorry, but sweat and calories are not significantly related.

Now you know!!

Source:  Health

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