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6 Fitness Myths, Busted (And 3 Surprising Facts)

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  • Outdated exercise recommendations and widespread myths keep many from reaching their fitness goals
  • Prevailing myths include crunches as the ideal abs exercise, running as being bad for your knees, and the notion that more exercise time is always better
  • Surprising facts revealed include lack of sleep as a factor in weight gain and why you needn’t worry about becoming overly “bulky” from strength training
  • Building a strong core using functional exercise is another important, yet often overlooked, aspect of total fitness

By Dr. Mercola

If you want to be optimally healthy, including staying fit, happy, and vital, exercise is essential. Most people are well aware of this, yet many do not exercise and, among those who do, many fall short of reaching their fitness goals.


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