Don’t be Misled by Common Exercise Myths
When it comes to exercise, there are lots of misconceptions floating around about how much you should workout, what you should do and when you should do it.
You probably already know that exercise is good for your heart, bones and waistline. But this quiz can help clear up some of the confusion regarding other do’s and don’ts of working out.
1. True or False: You have to exercise a lot if you want a healthy heart.
2. True or False: It is okay to choose either cardio activities or weight training, but you don’t need to do both.
3. True or False: You should warm up and cool down every time you work out.
4. True or False: It’s a good idea to exercise on an empty stomach.
5. True or False: After you exercise, you can pretty much eat whatever you want.
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Date Last Reviewed: December 7, 2018
Editorial Review: Andrea Cohen, Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor
Medical Review: Andrew P. Overman, DPT, MS, COMT, CSCS