Being misinformed about physical fitness can contribute to your hang-ups and shortcomings. Rather than do what you need to do to get physically fit, you come up with excuses because you believe something other than the truth will occur. By learning what causes people to fail to reach their fitness goals and what mistruths exist to create barriers between you and the healthy, fit body you dream of, you’re able to cut through the hype and do the things you know you’re capable of doing to achieve the healthy, fit body you so richly deserve.
Here are some of the most common misconceptions people have about physical fitness:
You can diet and never work out and still achieve results.
Restricting calories is one way to lose weight. It isn’t, however, going to help you strengthen muscles, burn fat, and tone your body. A lifestyle that includes both diet and exercise is ideal as the two practices complement one another.
Working out is boring because it’s monotonous.
Your fitness regimen can be extremely exciting. You must, however, keep things fresh and new. Engaging in the same set of exercises at the same time of day in the presence of the same people is precisely why you feel unmotivated. Learn to change things up by creating different workout routines, playlists, and partners to engage with to keep things lively.
You cannot lose weight without the help of a personal trainer.
Although having access to a professional is nice, it’s not necessary. You can lose weight on your own by being disciplined with your eating and working out regularly. A personal trainer helps you understand which exercises to do in order to lose weight, build muscle or maintain weight loss. You can seek similar advice on the internet without paying a personal trainer. If your budget won’t allow for professional assistance, don’t forgo working out because it will certainly improve your life and frame of mind to do so.
As long as your doctor says you’re healthy, you don’t need to work out.
You may have received a clean bill of health but in order to stay well, you’ll need to be physically active. After all, no one can predict the future. If you make physical fitness a part of your every day, you’ll have a better chance of reducing your risk for a myriad of diseases that come with illness and age.
Once you’ve lost the weight or tighten up your muscles, you’ll need to continue exercising to maintain the progress that you’ve achieved. You can’t simply quit because you met your goal. You’ll need to keep up the good fight to keep that toned and fit body of yours.
Physical fitness is a lifestyle option that requires a long-term commitment from you. It’s impossible to get into great shape physically and expect to maintain your results without continuing to work out. When you journey down the path of good health and physical fitness, you’re improving your life in dramatic ways. Not only are you reducing the risk for deadly diseases, you’re also improving your mental health, boosting your self-confidence, increasing your stamina, making rest deeper and longer, and complementing the nutritious diet that you’ve committed to consuming.