Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Top 10 Weight Loss and Fitness Myths


WARNING: Don't weight train until after

you've lost weight!

No, no, no, no, pleeeeease don't believe

that headline! That's one of the many

myths associated with weight loss and

fitness. If you're interested in losing

weight and getting fit as quickly as

possible, don't let these myths throw

you off track;

Myth #1 - Some fancy exercise

machine-of-the-month burns more calories

than any other exercise.

FACT - One thing that many people seem to be

confused about is how many calories are

expended during different types of exercise.

For example, I receive lots of questions

regarding how many calories are burned with

fancy exercise machines or certain unusual

exercises that are supposed to burn lots of

calories.

Don't be fooled by this stuff! Here's

the bottom line - caloric expenditure is

directly related to the amount of effort an

activity requires. In general, the more

difficult it feels, the more calories you burn.

The easier it feels the fewer calories you burn.

That's it! I don't care how fancy or expensive

the equipment is, the harder you work the

more calories you burn.

Myth #2 - Weight training with free weights

is much more effective than with machines.

FACT - For the purposes of general fitness,

muscle toning, and weight loss, it doesn't

matter. My suggestion is to do whichever you

are most comfortable with and are most likely

to do on a regular basis.

Myth #3 - Low intensity exercise puts

you in the "fat burning zone" and is ideal

for weight loss.

FACT - The "fat burning zone" doesn't matter.

Here's how it got started. Your body is always

"burning" a mixture of carbohydrates and fat

for fuel. This mixture tends to contain a

little more fat during lower intensity exercise.

Somebody took this to mean that a lower

intensity workout was best for losing weight..

not so!

It all comes from the same "pot". It doesn't

matter if you're burning a little more fat or a

little more carbohydrate at any particular time

in your fuel mix. It all comes from the same

calorie pool. The bottom line is, how many

calories are you burning.

Myth #4 - Exercising for 30 minutes two to

three times per week is sufficient for

weight loss.

FACT - That's better than doing nothing but

it's not optimal. I firmly believe that God

designed our bodies to be active daily. When

we exercise daily we are healthier, leaner,

more energetic, and the list goes on and on.

Also, daily exercise boosts your metabolism

like nothing else can. I recommend working

up to 30 to 60 minutes of daily aerobic

exercise and three days of weight training

per week.

Myth #5 - You can lose fat from a specific

part of your body by doing an exercise

for that part of your body. For example,

abdominal crunches will remove fat from

your abdominal area.

FACT - You can't spot reduce! You cannot

control where fat is removed from your body.

Myth #6 - You can't lose weight.

FACT - You CAN lose weight but it usually

happens much slower than you'd like it to.

Believing that you CAN lose weight is critical

to making it happen. Realize that if you are

consistently doing the right things, it will

happen. Don't get side-tracked by every new

crazy diet or exercise gizmo. Keep plugging

away at healthy eating habits and daily

exercise - it will happen!

Myth #7 - You shouldn't start weight training

until you've lost most of the weight you

want to lose because it will slow down your

fat loss, or trap your fat in the muscle, or

who knows what else.

FACT - Weight training is VITAL to a weight

loss program because it turns up the metabolic

fires that burn calories - and it tones your

muscles. You should start weight training

immediately.

Myth #8 - You burn more fat if you exercise on

an empty stomach.

FACT - Exercising on an empty stomach

does not affect how you lose weight. In fact,

it may hinder it if you don't have the energy

to exercise. You should at least drink a

glass of juice prior to your workout if you're

exercising in the morning.

Myth #9 - You should always do your weight

training just before your aerobic exercise

session because you burn more fat that way.

I've even heard that you should weight

train, eat two raw carrots, and then do your

aerobic exercise.

FACT - The order in which you exercise does

not affect how you lose weight. I always

recommend weight training just after your

aerobic exercise (such as walking) simply

because your muscles are warm and supple and

much less prone to injuries.

Myth #10 - You'll burn more calories jogging a

mile than walking a mile.

FACT - Caloric expenditure is 62 calories per

100 pounds body weight per mile traveled

(walked or jogged). For example, if you weight

150 pounds, you expend 93 calories per mile

walked or jogged (62 x 1.5). Of course, if

you're jogging, you'll cover the distance in

less time than if you're walking. Thus, you'll

burn more calories in a given period of time

if you're jogging.

Get movin'!

copyright 2004 by Greg Landry, M.S

Author and exercise physiologist, Greg Landry,

offers free weight loss and fitness success stories

and targeted, highly affective weight loss programs

for women, men, type 2 diabetics, and people with

slow metabolisms and hypothyroidism..

http://www.Landry.com


MORE RESOURCES:

NJ.com

Snooze and lose: Getting more sleep may be the key to weight loss
NJ.com
Frustrated about that extra weight you've put on or those few pounds you just can't seem to lose? Put down that iPad and plump up your pillow instead -- a growing body of research has shown a strong connection between sleep duration and weight in ...



Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery
U.S. News & World Report
THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests. The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically ...
Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss From Bariatric SurgeryNewswise (press release)

all 7 news articles »


Doctor K: Weight loss drug not for everybody
The Spokesman Review
Not everyone who is overweight needs a weight loss drug. Contrave is approved for adults who are obese and for certain people who are overweight. Obese is defined as a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or higher. Overweight adults have a BMI between 25 ...

and more »


WWL

Weight-loss plan hopes to change weight by changing genes
WWL
NEW ORLEANS -- The latest weight-loss research is finding that calories are only part of the equation. Now a new diet plan promises to reset your genetics and help you change your weight and health quickly. David Zinczenko says the Zero Belly Diet uses ...

and more »


Celebrity Spokeswomen & the $40 Billion Weight-Loss Industry
Entertainment Tonight
As weight-loss companies continue to spend millions on celebrity endorsers, ET dives into the $40 billion a year industry to see who's winning and who's losing. Marie Osmond, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the celebrities who ...

and more »


Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent
U.S. News & World Report
THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule found in certain tree leaves helped female mice avoid weight gain, a new study claims. The molecule is found in the leaves of several types of trees in Central and South America. It binds to a ...

and more »


Yahoo Health

10 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss
Yahoo Health
To help you choose the best crunchy, salty, creamy, chocolatey indulgences—and strip away up to 30 pounds or more a year, without dieting—we at Eat This, Not That! just released our annual report on the 10 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss ...



MedPage Today

CardioBuzz: Weight Loss Drug Trial Troubles
MedPage Today
The naltrexone/bupropion (Contrave) weight loss pill might nearly halve the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, or heart disease death, according to interim data released from the Light trial. But that move by drugmaker Orexigen -- to win a patent ...
Takeda Disagrees With Orexigen Over Data DisclosureForbes

all 4 news articles »


POPSUGAR

50-Pound Weight-Loss Story
POPSUGAR
Our next Before & After story will change your mind. It comes courtesy of fitness coach Kelsey Byers, who blogs at Good Morning Fitness and is part of our POPSUGAR Select Fitness program. Read her weight-loss success story and get her tips for ...



NorthJersey.com

Ramsey puts residents to the weight-loss challenge again
NorthJersey.com
Ramsey – "Lighten Up Ramsey" is returning for a second year beginning March 15, asking participants not only to trim their waistlines but join in "Walking America." The initiative sponsored by the Board of Health is hoping to set a community weight ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.