Fact or Fiction? The Fitness Edition!

Improve your fitness regime by separating fact from myth.

Fact or Fiction? The Fitness Edition!

You might be surprised to discover that there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to fitness, some of which you might believe, and it may be holding you back from reaching your true potential.

Learn which health tips can help you up your fitness game, and which you should dump.


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"You Can Lose Weight in the Specific Area You Want"

This is FICTION. There is no such thing as “spot reducing fat”. Fat is a store of energy. When your body draws on it, it pulls fats from several stores and circulates them in the blood to the organs that need an energy boost. While some fat is stored locally, most of it is circulated based on the body’s needs to other locations. As a result, working out your legs won’t necessarily kick the fat on your thighs.

Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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