Fitness Myths

By Sam Witter on 6th October, 2016

fitness myths

There are so many myths in the fitness industry that leave people confused and misinformed.

The industry is always evolving and new ideas and methods being brought forward. But there is no easy way. Going back to basics and staying consistent will get you long lasting results.

1) Low intensity exercise burns more fat? Many people think that steady state cardio is the best way to burn fat, working at around 50-60% of maximum heart rate. All this is actually doing is burning energy or calories while you are exercising. High intensity short bursts of exercise with a short rest is a far more effective way to exercise than long steady cardio.

2) Eating fat is bad for you? Fat has had a lot of stick over the years with health professionals saying that high fat intake leads to high cholesterol and risk of heart disease. As long as it’s a “good fat” this is not the case, the body actually thrives on good fats and they are an essential part of the diet.

3) “Diet” drinks are good for you? Diet drinks are considered by most as a healthy option, claiming they don’t contain sugar and are very low in calories or calorie free. However, they may be sugar free but instead are loaded full of sweetener to make them taste sweet. Research shows that sweetener is harmful to the body and can actually be worse than consuming sugar.

New fads will always claim to be the new exciting fitness breakthrough but sticking to the basics will stand the test of time.

Training hard, lifting weights and doing high intensity cardio coupled with a wholesome natural diet is key to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

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About Sam Witter

Sam Witter

Sam Witter is a personal trainer and nutritionist who has helped celebrities such as Coleen Rooney and Mel C achieve their health and fitness goals.

A love for sport and fitness growing up led him to pursue a career as a personal trainer. As he developed his knowledge of the way the body works, he became more and more interested in hormone and bio-signature analysis and the different hormonal effects of certain foods on the body.

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