12 Fitness Myths That Can Be Extremely Harmful For Your Health

6Myth 5. Energy drinks are a great way to stay hydrated during a workout

Energy drinks are just water mixed with sugar. It is recommended by experts to drink pure water instead of consuming juices. You can gain your energy by having protein-rich food after your workouts. Also, some energy drinks contain Ginseng, Gingko, Bilboa and Guarana which are relatively safe on their own but when mixed with ingredients like caffeine and sugar, they could have negative effects.

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7Myth 6. A treadmill is better than a park

Never in a thousand years. Running on the treadmill and jogging in morning fresh air would have completely different effects on your body. When you run against the wind, your body burns 10% more calories in comparison to running on a treadmill. It even works out some important muscle groups in the body.

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8Myth 7. Demanding workouts make you want to eat

If you’re extremely hungry after working out, this means that something isn’t working with your schedule. Physical exercises are meant for suppressing your hunger. It affects your hormones as it decreases the production of ghrelin and increases leptin production. Ghrelin is the hunger hormone in the body.

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9Myth 8. Protein bars are a great substitution for oatmeal

This is just a myth. Proteins bars are processed foods which don’t have many calories and are not very helpful. They can only be eaten as a snack but not as a substitute for oatmeal.

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10Myth 9. Only dairy products contain calcium

The myth of dairy products containing too much calcium has become too old. There are many other products which are filled with calcium. It isn’t healthy to consume the substitute for dairy products which are rich in calcium like sesame seeds, broccoli, etc.

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