Many things are heard and read about sport that are not entirely true, although they are incorporated in many discourses.
We tell you the most frequent topics. Learning to distinguish myths from scientific data will help you more than you believe in your workouts.
We have already seen in numerous articles on our blog the benefits of doing sports, both for the body and for the mind. This is the first point that we must be clear about maintaining healthy and healthy habits: exercise is only one of the three sides of the welfare triangle, which is complemented by balanced nutrition and quality rest. We must take care of these three pillars to be in good health and that shows in the physical form.
As always, the most important thing is to use common sense and not to rely on statements that promise us more for less.
Effort and constancy are the keys to productive and satisfying training, and everything else will follow. Always remember to take care of yourself, take care of your food and respect your rest so as not to leave your objective lame: finding well-being.
Let’s discuss the five most widespread myths about the sport, so you will have localized and will not fall into them so easily.
Stitches are good..
Stretch pains and therefore do not have to be very good. The laces show that we have been practicing sports, yes and we have worked the muscles, in many cases muscles that we did not even know we had. But in reality, the thighs are microiterations of muscle mass that can be largely avoided by heating before starting the exercise and stretching when finished.
With this simple practice we will notice how the discomfort is reduced very noticeably the day after having been practicing sport, since in preparing the muscles before the practice and relaxing them afterwards, we eliminate to a large extent these microreactors and consequently the stiffnesses.
And you know, the sport with regularity, will make them disappear completely.
When we sweat a lot we are burning fat
Sweating is a mechanism of our body that serves to regulate body temperature. Sweating removes water, sometimes much, and other elements such as mineral salts, magnesium and sugars. Once we re-hydrate after the activity, the weight and even the body volume we have lost (insignificant) will return again.
Again, sweating evidence that we have been doing sport and this helps to burn fats, but perspiration itself does not mean that we have lost fat.
The sport causes the fat to become muscle (and when you stop doing that muscle returns to become fat)
When we exercise, a series of chemical reactions take place in our body, so we use sugars and then fat as fuel to get energy. Fat, then, is an energy resource that we have, and can not be converted into another type of tissue. Fat is fat and muscle is muscle.
In the same way, when we stop doing sports, the muscles stop working, so they stop developing, and when we do not move to consume fat, it is stored again.
Doing abs makes the belly disappear. Or what is the same, you can lose fat locally
Do not squatting will remove fat from the buttocks. Our body takes the fat to get energy from different parts of the body, depending on our metabolism, but never localized according to the part that we are exercising. Fat is lost generically throughout the body and the loss is more noticeable in areas where there is more accumulated. If we do sit-ups, we can improve muscle tone in that area but not eliminate fat.
Exercise at least 45 minutes to burn fat
This may be the most widespread myth. When doing sports we burn fat and also sugar. When you start the practice, the first thing the body uses to get energy is sugar, the glycogen that comes from carbohydrates. These are reserves that are depleted soon and then increases the proportion of fat to get energy. Fat molecules are more difficult to break down and fatigue appears.
As you can see, most of the myths have to do with burning fat, which is intimately related to losing weight or losing weight. Fat is necessary for the proper functioning of our body and we need it, in moderate amounts of course to be able to use it as a source of energy. Doing sport with the intention of burning fat or losing weight is a fairly common mistake. The important thing is to enjoy practicing the activities that we like, since the exercise is a practice extremely beneficial for our well-being, both physical and emotional.
One of the most important benefits of sport is precisely the increase in self-esteem, not precisely because you lose fat. Sport is the best way to prevent diseases, develop and rehabilitate health. Exercise contributes to establishing a state of mental well-being, improving the autonomy of the person, memory and optimism or euphoria, while improving people’s self-esteem, which produces benefits in our body. Being thin is not synonymous with beauty or health, that is something that depends on the metabolism of each individual.
So from Live 0.0 we encourage you to practice some exercise on a regular basis if you do not already, to keep you healthy, happy and fit. Also for complete well-being it is preferable that you accompany your regular workouts of a healthy and balanced diet and a sufficient rest. Everything else will come.