5 fitness myths you didn’t know (sit-ups will not make you lose belly fat!)

Are you chasing for a fitter and hotter body? The first thing to do is to iron out the facts about exercising. Do you know that sit-ups do not make your tummy flatter? Here are 5 fitness myth you might not know from Lyn Kong’s book: Guide to Fitness for Busy People.


1. Doing sit-ups and crunches will make you lose belly fat
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as spot reduction. To lose fat in specific spot of your body, you need to lose weight in general.

2.The more you sweat, the more fat you burn
Sweat has nothing to do with how much fat you burn. Some people tend to sweat more than others.

3.Women need different exercises than men
Both men and women need the same kind of exercise. Men typically like to concentrate workout on their abs, arms and chest, whereas women on their thigh and rear ends. In fact, they should be working on all the muscle groups.

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4. Exercising turns fat into muscle
Muscle mass and fat are two different things and they are not interchangeable. When you exercise, you are burning fat and strength training helps build muscle. It sure does not change your fats into muscles!

5.You will burn more fat if you work out longer, with lesser intensity
The more intense your workout, the more fat you burn per minute. The length of your workout has little effect. You are more likely to burn more calories if you run 10 minutes than when you walk half an hour.

Did you believed in any of the myths above?

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3 Responses to “5 fitness myths you didn’t know (sit-ups will not make you lose belly fat!)”

  1. Keeon Taylor
    January 15, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks for sharing Sara. It takes good old overall exercise and good nutrition to get the stomach down. Also # 5 is hard work not smart work. It should be 1 minute of intense work and 1 minute of active rest. That will get the job done.

  2. Sara
    January 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Agree! re: overall exercise and good nutrition

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