Clear and Unbiased Facts About Fitness (Without All the Hype)
Fitness is not just about going to the gym; it’s about living a lifestyle that allows your body to work to its full potential. Whether you are vegetarian, non-vegetarian or vegan, do CrossFit or lift weights, some fitness rules never change.
These clear and unbiased facts will let you welcome your fitness sessions with a positive attitude.
Water is essential
When it comes to fitness, water is your best friend. It does not matter if you are lifting weights or running on a track, your body needs hydration. Even a 3% drop in water levels in your body will decrease your strength by 10%.
Age is just a number
Whether you are 10 or 90, regular exercise will help you live a better life by increasing your strength, stamina and maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. You can visit your local gym or park to get inspiration from other individuals.
Loosing fat while gaining muscle is possible
If you eat the required amount of protein and still maintain a diet deficient in calories then you will lose fat while gaining muscle.
More muscles use more energy
The more muscles you, have the more energy you will need to sustain them. Moreover, you will have a better metabolism and burn more fat at rest.
Fitness spreads like wildfire
If you are in contact with fit people you will automatically lean towards a healthy lifestyle. Your goals will shift to fitness and you will become an inspiration for people you come in contact with.
Outdoor exercise burns more fat
The statement is a bit subjective to the intensity of your workout, but usually, it is true. Running on a treadmill will burn less calories than running on a track. Outdoor activities are not boring and also increase concentration and agility.
Muscle builds faster than it breaks
If you are eager to show your muscle gains then here is good news. It takes longer for the muscle to break than to build. If you continue to involve progressive overloading in your workout, then you will get faster results.
Anytime is a good time to exercise
There is no rule about the ‘right’ time for exercise. You can do it whenever you have the time to do it. For ex- some people recommend morning sessions for loosing fat but the same can happen in the evening session too. It does not matter when you exercise, but how you exercise.
It can be expensive
People have different fitness goals but eventually they have to spend some money in order to achieve them. Strength training and CrossFit requires a lot of nutrition (meats/ vegetables) which is always more expensive than your average daily food intake. Running requires good shoes and knee supporters to save your ankles and knees from injury.
You need sleep
Your workout sessions will not give results if you are not having a good night sleep. It is essential to sleep at least 8 hours a day as our body builds muscles and burns fat within this time period.
These facts will help you in leading a healthy lifestyle. Make sure they become a part of your fitness lifestyle Stay fit and be proud about it.