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15 fitness 'tips' that are doing more harm than good

Business Insider Logo By Erin Brodwin of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 16: Regular exercise is  essential for health, butthere's tons of conflicting fitness advice out there.Those misconceptions range from outdated ideas about weight lifting to popular myths about the  proper time to dedicate to a workout.Make sure you're not falling into any of these common workout traps. When even researchers  seem conflicted on exercise subjects ranging from the  amount of time we're supposed to dedicate to exercise to the proper time for a workout, it can be tough to feel motivated enough to get moving. Because there's so much conflicting health and fitness advice out there, we've outlined all of the biggest workout myths and misconceptions and countered them (where possible) with truth. Use this as a guide to get fit in the most efficient way possible. Learn the reality about the best time of day to hit the gym, the  quickest ticket to 6-pack abs, and why running a marathon  isn't the best way to achieve your fitness goals.

  • Regular exercise is essential for health, butthere's tons of conflicting fitness advice out there.
  • Those misconceptions range from outdated ideas about weight lifting to popular myths about the proper time to dedicate to a workout.
  • Make sure you're not falling into any of these common workout traps.
  • When even researchers seem conflicted on exercise subjects ranging from the amount of time we're supposed to dedicate to exercise to the proper time for a workout, it can be tough to feel motivated enough to get moving.

    Because there's so much conflicting health and fitness advice out there, we've outlined all of the biggest workout myths and misconceptions and countered them (where possible) with truth. Use this as a guide to get fit in the most efficient way possible.

    Learn the reality about the best time of day to hit the gym, the quickest ticket to 6-pack abs, and why running a marathon isn't the best way to achieve your fitness goals.

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