Getting fit and improving your health is something most people can agree on that they want/desire. But unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions that exist about getting fit and protocols that you must follow that are actually invalid.
1.Intense Workouts Are Required
This is so far from the truth and can actually cause more harm/damage than good. Sure, intense workouts have their place and purpose. But to do this daily and especially if you’re not quite conditioned yet, you risk the chance of injury and physical exertion. Oftentimes gentle exercise has the same effects as an intense workout. Yoga is a great exercise that works all parts of your body. If you want to find yoga classes near you then take a look online. Yoga allows your body to gain agility and flexibility and without hurting yourself. Of course as with both types of workouts, there needs to be balance.
Sure, if you don’t have much time for a slow and steady workout, then set yourself up with an intense one. However, make sure you are well prepared with a warm up and cool down as this will prevent extra strain on your muscles. Also, drink lots of water to replace all the sweating.
2. Everyone is the Same
It’s easy to assume that everyone is on the same track when it comes to fitness. Instead, it’s important to make sure that you focus on the options that are going to provide the greatest benefits for you. Discover your body type and what benefits you vs your workout partner or the person on Instagram. Another false misconception that can bog you down.
3. Change Will Happen Quickly
Biggest lie ever. It takes time, patience, and consistency. But in addition to exercising, you have to be consistent with your diet as that matters more. Also, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t see immediate changes. Your body and mind have to adjust to see a change and stressing out about it won’t make it go faster. Be consistent and patient with yourself.
4. Health And Fitness Is Cheap
Finally, people often assume that health and fitness is cheap or even free. It doesn’t have to be overly expensive. It’s honestly how you perceive your goals and what you want to achieve. It might be a more expensive investment upfront to make healthier choices, but the long term outlook will outweigh the cost. I think anyone can agree and vouch for more energy, better mental clarity, and less aches/pains.
As in all areas of life, find the best solution for you and don’t try and squeeze yourself into a mold that someone else created. Take time to search your needs and go after it. Discover the best way to heal your body physically and ignore the misconceptions. Follow your goals.