Some prevalent thoughts on exercise

Exercise, health & fitness

Excessive exercising causes death

This is not true. Death while exercising is very rare. However it is possible for a person to die from a heart attack if he is not in a proper physical state.

Lifting of weights stops body growth

This is another misconception that people believe though it’s not true and nothing happens to your height if you lift weights. However the one thing that might happen is that the epiphyseal plate of long bones in adolescents may be damaged.

Fat reduction

Targeted fat reduction is not possible. For example while doing sit up you may think that your belly fat will get burned away. However this is not true. The fat at the belly will not get burned away but will get converted into smaller particles. This in turn will shape up your tummy, though you will not lose a lot of fat during this time.



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