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Fitness Myths

Many of us made a special effort to hit the gym in January - but moving into February, it's hard to keep the motivation going. We've pulled together some of the most common fitness myths so when you work out, you can be sure you're doing the right thing.

Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or boost your mood, these tips will help you reach your goals in a healthy way.

Myth no.1
"Weight lifting turns fat into muscle"
No! Weight training helps build up muscle tissue in and around any fat tissue. The best way to reduce fat tissue is to lose weight - and the best way to drop this is to eat a healthy, balanced diet that incorporates vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats such as olive oil and fish.
Myth no.2
 "Exercise is the best way to lose weight"

Busted! The key to losing weight is nutrition - if you are wanting to slim down this should always start with changing your eating habits, they often say "abs are made in the kitchen". Did you know, when it comes to losing weight it's 80% diet (what you eat) and 20% exercise? However, being active regularly is a very important part of having a healthy lifestyle, so don't use this stat as a reason not to exercise.
Myth no.3
 "To stay in shape you only need to work out once or twice a week."
Actually, you should be doing something every day - that could just be a short walk to the shops or a full-on gym session - anything is better than nothing. The recommended aerobic activity for adults is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week.
Myth no.4
"The best time to work out is first thing in the morning"
Phew - that's not correct! The best time for a workout is whatever time allows you to exercise most consistently and will kick your metabolism into high gear. You want to make physical fitness a daily habit. This doesn't have to be done in a gym, this can be done by going for a morning run or even just a walk.
Myth no.5
"If you're not working up a sweat, you're not working hard enough."

Sweating is not necessarily an indicator of physical exertion. Sweating is your body's way of cooling itself down. It is possible to burn a significant number of calories without breaking a sweat washing the car or mopping the floor. 
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At Jane Plan we are committed to helping you achieve your optimum health and well - being. Whilst we focus on what you eat, we also understand how important the other elements are that make for a healthy lifestyle. So if you'd like to talk to us more about your health and well-being, we're here to help.  So get in touch TODAY!

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