POPSUGAR FitnessSource: 13 Myths That May Be Messing With Your Workout
There's lots to learn about being healthy and staying fit, and there's lots to unlearn as well. If you believe any of these common fitness myths, they just might be hurting your workout. Read on to set yourself straight!
- Walking a Mile Burns the Same as Running a Mile: If you're not a runner, walking may seem to be the next best thing. And while walking can achieve many fitness goals, it'll take you much longer to accomplish if you never ramp up your walking workout to a run. In fact, running requires 40 percent more energy than walking, which translates to major calorie burn.
- Muscle Weighs More Than Fat: A pound of muscle weights exactly the same as a pound of fat. But since muscles are dense and compact, it may seem that by having more in your body you are becoming heavier. In fact, you may gain weight when you start working out once you start putting on more muscle, but you'll probably notice that your clothes