Looking to use the lockdown to get or keep fit at home? A fantastic article by Peta Bee appeared recently in the Irish Examiner on separating myth from reality when it comes to exercise.
Many people end up doing more harm than good when starting out, so it is really important that exercise is done the right way. Particularly warming up and warming down can help avoid muscle injury.
A summary of the key points
Myth: You need to cover 10,000 steps a day
Reality: Aim for an initial 7,500 daily steps
Myth: Drink before you are thirsty
Reality: Drink when you feel thirsty
Myth: All exercise makes you hungry
Reality: The right type of activity will stem your appetite
Myth: More protein means bigger muscles
Reality: No matter how much protein, you won’t firm up without exercise
Myth: Resistance training makes you look chunky
Reality: Resistance training helps you get slim
Myth: Lifting weights is unsafe for children
Reality: Childhood is the best time to start resistance training
Check out the full article here Work it out: Separating exercise myths from reality (irishexaminer.com)
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