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Posts tagged "myth" within Fit Life

The Truth About Ab Exercise Equipment

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

During these cold winter months it's difficult not to think ahead to the warm summer months. If the goal of a toned midsection is part of your summer plans, the latest quick abs fixes, exercises and gizmos look all that more enticing. Find out the truth about the most effective ab exercises.

Fat Burning: Fact vs. Fiction

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, December 1, 2010

When it comes to losing weight, many people find themselves wondering which method is best? From popular workouts to fad diets and fitness products, we often hear of different "fat burning" strategies, but how do you separate fact from fiction? Let's explore this topic and discuss what you need to know to help you reach your weight loss goals.

High Reps and Light Weights vs. Low Reps and Heavy Weights?

By Jessica Matthews on Thursday, September 30, 2010

A common belief is that you should use light weights and complete a high number of repetitions if your desire is to "tone," and use heavy weights and perform a low number of repetitions if your goal is to "bulk up". Is this really the case?

Are eggs unhealthy for my diet?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, September 1, 2010

At just about 15 cents each, eggs contain a load of nutrients at a very cheap price. But is it safe and healthy to eat them? Let’s weigh the benefits and risks.

How much difference is there in nutritional value between fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We always hear that one of the best ways to take care of our health is to eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. But what if you can’t always purchase the fresh stuff – whether due to cost, taste preferences, spoilage risk, items not being in-season or any other of several possible reasons?

Is it better to stretch before or after my workout?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We all know that stretching is important, but some of us are still unsure when the best time to stretch actually is. Let’s discuss the current research on this important topic and learn when is the best time to perform static stretches, as well as how to incorporate dynamic stretches into your workout.

Are All Fats Bad? What Kinds of Fats Are Good to Include In My Diet?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The dietary teaching of the 1990s warned Americans to avoid fats at all costs, but is there any truth to that recommendation? Are all fats created equal?

Should I take a multivitamin?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

If you’ve been paying attention to the latest on vitamin research and whether or not loading up on the nutritional supplements is worth it, you may be a little bit confused and frustrated.

Do negative calorie foods really exist?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Forever in search of the perfect calorie-burning, fat-melting, do-it-in-two-weeks diet – “health gurus” seem to have come up with a million different concoctions of how to get thin quickly and easily.

Why is the concept of spot reduction considered a myth?

By Jessica Matthews on Friday, September 4, 2009

Let’s shed some light on this common fitness misconception.