Do you believe that exercise doesn’t work for you? Do you think that walking doesn’t count as exercise? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the realities and recommendations behind common exercise myths.
the biggest myth about weight training is that you will develop muscles or become a bodybuilder if you start. Have you ever pick up a cricket bat and played on a Sunday and fear that if you continue playing you may turn into Sachin Tendulkar ? Sound stupid? So does this.
training in the gym will only make your bones denser, joints tendons and ligaments stronger bigger( men) or toned (women). As your body develop stronger bones and muscles, it learn to become an effective fat burning machine full stop muscle and bone are the active tissues, so that they more fat for you.
train at least twice a week for not more than 30 minutes. If you are suffering from joint pains or have Arthritis or osteoporosis in the family, you should definitely invest time and money in a good trainer and gym. Always have your post workout meal of high GI and protein within 20 minutes.
Also read – Great Benefits of a Stationary Bike Workout
you have to give up on sex if you start yoga. This is one of the most popular myths fitness professionals have to hear . My God! nothing could be further away from the truth. Lord Shiva, the first Guru of yoga was a complete family man;’ Hum Do Hamare do’.
yoga is about being in control of your body, mind and senses. It encourages having a balanced and discipline approach towards life. Brahmcharya is not abstinence from sex but conduct (including sexual conduct) which will bring you closer to reality of your true self. So go ahead and do your Surya Namaskar and Aasan. If it does affect your sex life. Trust me it’s only going to be only for the better.
yoga is restorative form of physical exercise which also works at coming your nerves and senses. You can do yoga daily. Keep your stomach relatively empty before you start with your postured and eat healthy meal post your yoga classes.
walking is must for than running. I think walking is most overrated exercise. In India it is as much of a phenomena as the big fat Indian wedding. Just like at the wedding, everybody who walked is fat, hairy, gaudy and loud. Men in large groups wearing shorts and protruding bellies women mostly in pairs (they are mostly with another woman) in salwar suit and shoes; lastly ,Maruti van outside the park selling juice in all colours and if you are a regular some complementary shots.
walking in the same Park comma,doing the same rounds, with the same People comma conversing about the same topic- share bazar, the economy, daughter in laws ,state of the city – will not improve anybody’s fitness level. Some people work for years together and see no benefit at all. These obsessive Walkers Mein occasionally use the gym where they walk some more on the treadmill and instead of chatting with friends, change channels on TV screen. Others in that in some reverted forms of breathing and call it Pranayam. Walking is great but only if it provides a challenge to your body full stop try the talk test . If you can’t talk at or, you are walking or running too fast. If can sing, then you are too slow. If you are walking properly, you will able to talk with difficulty and most certainly won’t be able to gossip.
try running for 30 minutes at a stretch. If you cannot try running a couple of hours instead of just walking. You can start with a little as a 30 second run and built up slowly to 3 to 30 minutes over few months. Interval training, running for a while, then walk, and keep repeating this cycle. Always invest in good shoes, and stretch before and after the run.