The Truth Hurts: Myth Busters

Did you know that the before and after shots you see in magazines or on TV for weight loss supplements are usually taken on the same day! Its amazing what good posture, tanning oil, and spray-on abs can do to a person!  If you didn’t know that tid-bit then check out Bigger, Stronger, Faster documentary.

The bombardment of fitness notions, claims, fads, and gimmicks from so-called “fitness experts” is an unfortunate reality of our culture.  The myth buster page is my attempt to challenge the fads and claims with the best evidence I can find to better educate my readers and help them avoid wasting time and money.

The trick to getting in shape and staying there takes a sensible but disciplined approach to both exercise and diet.  Achieving your fitness goals also takes consistency, so being a “weekend warrior” won’t get you very far.  Also, genetics has a lot to do with it.  Genetics dictates how fast or how far you can run, how much muscle you can develop and where you gain weight.  You can’t control your genetics, but you can control how you eat and your physical activity level.

If you have been eating well, exercising sensibly, and have reduced your risk factors for sedentary death syndrome because you have been consistent (at least 3-6 months) and you are still not happy with your body…then its time for the serenity prayer: “(Whatever Higher Power you pray to), grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

One Response to The Truth Hurts: Myth Busters

  1. Pamella says:

    I love it, Molly! Its nice to have some realistic, truly healthy, advice. Its unfortunate just how many myths are out there that lead to people never being satisfied with their performance and effort when really, they should feel proud of their accomplishments and commitment to their health, even if it doesn’t result in the “perfect” body.

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