Talwalkars - Top 10 fitness myths


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Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited., more popularly known as Talwalkars, is India's largest chain of gyms, health clubs & spas. It has more than 115 ultra-modern branches across 60 cities of India with over 1,30,000 members.

A healthy body is the perfect complement to a brilliant mind. Building a strong masculine physique or a graceful feminine figure, Talwalkars has been spreading fitness since 1932 across India. A team of qualified fitness instructors, medical specialists, and the latest international equipment synergise to give you the best fitness experience in the country.

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Talwalkars - Top 10 fitness myths

  1. 1. Top 10 Fitness MythsIts easy to fall into the trap: A workout buddy passes along an exercise tip, and then you pass it onto several people you know.In the world of fitness, myths and half-truths abound and some of them are just harmless half-truths, but many others can actually be harmful.Some fitness myths need to be busted, and the sooner the better to help put you and your family onthe path to a healthier, safer, and more enjoyable workout.Myth 1: I don’t need to exercise if I am not fatFact: Fitness is about cardiovascular system efficiency, muscular strength and endurance, flexibilityand ideal body composition. Hence carrying excess body fat is only one aspect of fitness. Whetheryou are fat or thin you have to workout to cause an increase in all the above-slated components offitness.Myth 2: If I want to lose fat quickly I should do a lot of cardioFact: The worst thing you can do for fat loss is excessive cardio. It is surefire method of stripping ofyour lean body mass and lower the speed at which body burns calories internally. Hence strike abalance between your weight training and cardio workouts to lose fat effectively.Myth 3: Even after doing so many crunches for my abs my stomach doesn’t budgeFact: Abdomen accumulates fat because the body has slowed down internally. It is just a site for fatdeposition and has very little to do with the abdominal muscles. The overall combination of exerciseand a balanced diet will speed up body’s metabolism and get the fat off the abdomen. Hence do absnot to burn fat on your waist but to strengthen the abdominal muscles as there is nothing like spotreduction.Myth 4: The more I exercise the better the outcomeFact: Excess of anything is harmful and so is exercise! To a certain extent, one may benefit byovertraining. But the same potentially increases your chances of getting injured fitness levels. Theideal here again would be 3 days of weights and 3 days of cardio. One day a week of complete rest isas important as doing your workouts regularly.Myth 5: Yoga is the safest workoutYoga is a vast term and it includes various exercises and postures. Some of the exercises are vigorousand physically demanding. Failing to adhere to the right practices may give rise to many problems.One must be well aware of what to do and what not, because some of the postures in yoga canaggravate problems like back pain, cervical spondylitis, knee pain etc. You should abide by theinstructions of a qualified instructor to facilitate safe workouts.
  2. 2. Myth 6: If I am not working up a sweat, probably am not working hard enoughFact: "Sweating is not necessarily an indicator of exertion. Sweating is your body’s way of coolingitself." Its possible to burn a significant number of calories without breaking a sweat:.Myth 7: Steam and sauna will help me lose weightFact: These are just relaxation aids that have beneficial effects on health such as improvedcirculation, cleansing of the skin and combating nasal congestion. The body does not lose fat, thereis temporary weight loss due to dehydration and the water lost through sweating must be replacedimmediately. Remember dehydration is a killer. Please do not use steam and sauna as weight lossaids.Myth 8: When it comes to working out, I must feel some pain to gain benefitsFact: Pain is a warning sign that indicates any potential harm to the body. You should not feel anytype of pain during or after exercise. If you feel pain, it means you are on the wrong track. One mustbe able to differentiate between pain and discomfort. When you begin a new exercise, an initial milddiscomfort is normal and it is due to muscle soreness (DOMS).Dont force your body to continue with a workout if you perceive any kind of pain. Remember, ifthere is pain there will be no gain.Myth 9: Weight training will make me look unfeminineFact: Women cannot get big and bulky for one very good reason…their bodies don’t produce enoughtestosterone to build the large bulky muscles. Testosterone is a key ingredient to putting on musclemass, and the only way women can get this type of big bulky look is by taking steroids. Lifting heavywill make a woman strong and more toned, not manly.Myth 10: Age is a constraintFact: Many old people feel that its too late to start with exercise. But they can safely participate inexercise programs. With regular exercise, one can lead an independent and healthy life. Along withthat, there is a generalized sense of wellbeing and improved quality of life. In case you have anyhealth-related problem, consult your physician. It is never too late to join a fitness program.Although people have become more aware about fitness, misconceptions still keep them fromexercising. There is no point in believing things, which are untrue and ineffective because with beliefcome various expectations.