When we look at the world of fitness, it seems that over the last decade it has climbed to completely new levels and it still seems to be growing. It seems that it doesn’t matter where you look nowadays, whether it’s on social media or on television, there are so many people telling you that fitness is important and that they have the answer to get you to your peak levels of fitness.
Now, while some of these people are out for personal gain, as with every sector, there are still many people out there that genuinely want to help in every way possible and ensure that you reach your fitness goals.
One of the main problems that we have however is that when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, how on earth do you tell who is out to make a profit, and who is can offer valuable advice that will make a real difference to your life.
Well, the first thing you should be looking at is the people that make grand promises. If you find somebody that tells you that their clients lost 12 lbs in a week and now they look like a bodybuilder in twelve weeks, they are absolutely lying to you.
The truth is, you want to be looking at the most humble people you can find that will be open to questioning. You will usually find once you start to question somebody with not so genuine motives, they will become quite standoffish and some may even lash out.
In all honesty, finding a trustworthy person for fitness online is not that hard; you just have to cut through the crap. Today, we are going to be looking at some of the rubbish and presenting you with some facts that you may not be aware of when it comes to fitness.
It seems that a lot of online fitness bods without any experience are great at recycling myths and nonsense that will serve no purpose to you whatsoever. We are going to attempt to arm you with a few facts that will help you cut through the rubbish on your fitness journey.
If you aren’t looking to start a fitness journey, well, maybe you will just enjoy perusing our interesting facts about fitness that you quite possibly don’t know. Who knows, maybe they will come in handy in your next pub quiz.
Magic Pills Do Not Work
This may come as a shock to some of you, but despite mass amounts of advertising, and grandiose claims, there is no such thing as a magic pill that will help you lose or gain masses of weight.
While some of you out there may think this is common knowledge, you may be surprised to learn that people are still buying these pills in their droves with huge expectation and finding that they do nothing at all.
If you really want to lose some weight, then there are a few things you can look at doing with supplements, but they generally come in shake form. If you want to lose a little weight with some extra help, meal replacement shakes are an amazing option to help you on your journey.
We are going to finish this point by saying that while meal replacement shakes are great if you are looking to gain some weight, you should be quite careful of the shakes you drink. While there are some shakes out there that are great, there are others that are full of sugar and may turn out to be quite bad for your health.
Exercise Is Amazing Pain Relief
The second incredible fact we are going to look at today is the extra benefits of exercise. While we know that doing some exercise is amazing for your heart and your overall health, many people don’t realise that it’s also great for pains.
Over the years, there have been many studies conducted, and some of the results have been remarkable. Exercise has shown to help with headaches, period cramps, and it has also been effective for people who suffer from chronic pain.
It seems that the release of endorphins goes a long way when it comes to reducing pain levels that are felt. So, next time you are suffering from a migraine, why not try a little light workout and see if you feel a little better.
You Cannot Turn Fat Into Muscle.
A short and sweet one here but no doubt something that may yet again come as a surprise to some. While there are many people who claim they turned their fat into muscle, this is complete nonsense.
You should be aware that there is no process in the body that can turn your body fat into muscle. Fat and muscle cells are two different entities. Essentially if somebody tells you they can turn your fat into muscle, this is tantamount to them telling you that they can turn a budgie into a dog.
When You Burn Fat, You Breathe It Out
The final and possibly craziest fact you are going to come across today will sound a little mental when you first look at it, but we assure you that it’s true.
When we burn off fat, a huge percentage of it is released via carbon dioxide, which of course, we breathe out. Now, before you start panting in the corner of your living room, you should note that weight loss is not that easy.
You, of course, need to exercise and diet properly, but when you find yourself in a caloric deficit, you will start to breathe out your fat alongside the rest that leaves your body via your fluids like sweat and urine.
So, there you have a few fitness facts that you may not have known about that; hopefully a couple of these will help you on your journey to weeding out the great from the not so when you start talking to fitness instructors online or in person.