– I’m going to pump you up!
Yargh ya ya!
Another weird intro.
Good job, Matt.
In today’s world,
it seems like there are more questions
and half truths in the market about healthy exercise
than there are actual clear, definitive facts.
It all results from a ton of misinformation about health
And while everyone’s body is different,
there are some commonly believed myths
that science has disproved.
So in this video,
I’m going to take the seven most commonly believed myths
that you likely still believe about exercise
and explain the truth behind them.
Believe it or not,
a lot of what you’ve heard about working out
is actually either completely unfounded
or just flat out wrong.
And if you’re going to put the effort
into actually going into the gym and working out,
you better make sure it’s paying off.
So this is 7 Myths you still believe about exercise.
If you’re not sweating you’re not working hard enough.
While it’s true that sweating profusely
will reduce your weight,
the pound or two that you lose
will actually just be water weight
and will replenish itself quickly after you re-hydrate.
Sweat is not necessarily evidence of an incredible workout.
What it is evidence of is your body is overheating.
I mean let’s face it,
sun bathing doesn’t exactly make the list
of intense workouts.
‘I’m just gonna pick up my margarita on the beach there.’
Perspiring is just your body’s way of cooling itself.
You can avoid sweat and still burn plenty of calories
by taking long walks or doing some light weight training.
You lose more weight at the gym than at home.
There are arguments for both sides of this.
One saying it’s better to work out at the gym.
The other saying it’s better to work out at home.
But the truth of the matter is,
you lose weight simply by burning off
more calories than you take in regardless of your regimen.
Now, the types of exercise that you do
will define how you tone and shape your body
as you work out different areas.
And, if you don’t have a lot of options at home,
you might want to make it to the gym
as it’s a more viable solution.
However as long as you’re pushing yourself,
location doesn’t matter at all.
And let’s be completely honest,
you’re probably more likely to actually work out
if your gym’s at home
because you remember that $500 gym membership
that you bought earlier this year?
You were like, ‘I’m gonna change.’
And you just never showed up?
Yeah, the gym is laughin’ all the way to the bank.
Working out will build muscle not lose weight.
While it’s true that repetitive exercise
will hone in and increase muscle mass and strength,
the idea that this will prevent you from losing weight
is actually not true.
This myth comes from the theory
that muscle weighs more than fat
and therefore compensates for the weight you’re losing
by replacing it.
But the truth is that when we lose weight,
we actually lose both fat and muscle
and it’s through working muscles
that we maintain them.
事实上 更准确的说 是通过锻炼
In fact, it’s more accurate to say that by exercising,
you’re losing fat and sustaining muscle mass.
Or of course, you could just run over a gypsy
and have the gypsy’s father go, ‘Thinner’
and you’ll lose weight like that.
Steven King’s ‘Thinner’?
You’ve never seen that?
Okay, I’m old.
If you didn’t exercise when you’re young
it’s dangerous to start when you’re older.
Okay, this idea is just preposterous
and is likely the work of a cautious son or daughter
who’s simply worried about their elderly parent
who may or may not be pushing themselves a little too hard.
Whether you’re eight or 108,
training in your lifestyle for a healthier one
is never a bad idea.
It is never too late to start exercising regularly
so long as you pay attention to your body’s limits.
In fact, a study in 2009 showed that seniors who exercised
or even started to exercise later in life
lived longer than those who did not
change their lifestyle at all.
So even if your gramps,
just try pickin’ up a five pound weight.
Just be like, ‘Look at me now, silly.
And then your teeth fall out.
That’s a whole other story,
but at least you’re exercising.
Swimming is great for weight loss.
Some of you are gonna be like, ‘Aww damn!’
Swimming is a fantastic way to exercise
for toning certain muscles,
reducing stress, increasing lung capacity
and of course, cooling down.
But, when it comes to being a fast way
to remove those extra pounds,
the pool might not be your best choice.
See, our bodies are buoyant when swimming
and thus the workout that we’re receiving
is being aided by our natural ability to float.
Spending that same time jogging or climbing
will give you a much more rounded work out.
Stretching first will prevent injury.
Many a student has heard this
from their gym teacher or coach.
And it’s likely a myth that they’ve carried with them
throughout their lives.
Now, while stretching does have it’s benefits,
actually preventing injury is not one of them.
Stretching has actually been shown to be more beneficial
before doing something for a long amount of time,
such as sitting at a computer or driving
than it is before doing an exertive workout.
No pain, no gain.
This is absolutely untrue
and was likely started by someone
trying to sell those exercise DVD’s late at night.
We’ve all seen the infomercials.
I’ve ah (clears throat)
I’ve bought Tae bo.
The idea that you have to cause physical pain to your body
to have exercised enough to make a difference to your health
is absolutely absurd.
It is fine to push yourself,
especially if you want to increase endurance,
but there is a difference
between the pain and discomfort of hurting yourself
and the burn of a good workout.
If you’re in genuine pain,
that’s a sign that you’re doing something wrong.
You need to listen to your body
before you hurt yourself.
换句话说 在你说别人之前 先检查自己
In other words, check yourself before you wreck yourself.
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