Overall Canberrens are what I feel a fit city. Every day you see people riding push bikes to work, jogging around the lake or hitting one of the many fitness facility or services available to us. But what I also see are people doing the same thing over and over aging and not changing shape. The myths below may help you think a little more about what you are doing and why?
Myth number one: Spot training a body part to reduce its size. The number one reason why people do sit ups is to get a flat belly. Sit ups can in fact make your tummy protrude as the contracting muscle is a surface muscle. You need to address the inner workings of the whole core to strengthen this muscle in aiding it to pull tighter toward your spin giving you the appearance of a falter stomach. Where you lose weight from comes down to genetics.
Myth number two: High intensity cardio training is the most effective way to shed unwanted kilos. All good exercises regimes should include cardio, but it’s not the only factor when it comes to weight loss. Our body needs a variety of exercises. The online dictornay.com’s definition of cardiovascular is: adjective Anatomy. of, pertaining to, or affecting the heart and blood vessels. In a nut shell card training helps our heart to strengthen and become more affective at its job. Don’t get me wrong cardio does burn calories, but we need to include other methods of training, such as weight bearing exercises. The more muscle mass we have the more energy at rest we expend, as muscle requires more fuel throughout the day than fat.
So what can you do? Eat a balance diet of non process foods and exercise 3-5 times per week for 30-45 minutes, doing a mix of cardio and weights to improve muscle tone and all over body shape.