Here are 7 Fitness Myths to Avoid for Good


Here are 7 Fitness Myths to Avoid for Good - The 7 fitness myths you should avoid if you want to reach your fitness goals faster.
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When it comes to getting fit, everyone has an opinion about how to do it best. But as you’ll soon learn when you enter the world of fitness, there is no set right or wrong way to exercise, and what works for you may be quite different from what works for others.


Adding to the confusion, everyone has their own fitness goals. Yours might be to lose weight while your neighbor wants to build muscle. Someone else might be trying to overcome an injury or work on balance and functionality to be able to carry out daily activities.


Still others may be trying to get in shape to improve their reproductive health, protect their bones or train for a marathon. The possibilities are, literally, endless, and so, too, are the methods of achieving them.


With that in mind, there are some fitness myths that seem to prevail even though, generally, they are better off avoided. There will, of course, be exceptions, but usually steering clear of these common fitness myths (watch this Video HERE)will help you to reach your fitness goals faster.


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7 Fitness Myths to Avoid


  1. Myth: You’re Too Old to Exercise

You’ve probably heard of Jack LaLanne, the respected fitness guru who exercised into his 90s. But have you heard of Sy Perlis? He broke a world weightlifting record … at the age of 91.


Then there’s Lew Hollander. He completed the Ford Ironman World Championship at the age of 80 (in case you’re wondering, that means he swam 2.4 miles, rode a bike 112 miles and then ran a 26.2-mile marathon). And he was the second 80-year-old to do so.


Then there’s Tao Porchon-Lynch, who teaches yoga classes and is a competitive ballroom dancer. Did I mention that she’s 95?

Now, do you still think you’re too old to get your heart rate up and break a sweat for a good 30-45 minutes, several times a week? Enough said.


  1. Myth: If You Have Joint Pain, You Can’t Work Out


Avoiding exercise if you have joint pain will ultimately make your pain worse and weaken your body (your muscles, your lungs, your heart — all will be negatively impacted by a lack of regular physical activity). Plus, lack of exercise may increase your risk of weight gain, and excess weight will also increase joint deterioration and pain.


So, if you have joint pain exercise is a must — but there are some important considerations you should know.


  1. Myth: The Longer You Exercise, the More Beneficial It Will Be


The key element in how much you get out of your workout may not be duration but rather intensity. And as you increase intensity, you can decrease duration. This means it’s possible to get more benefit out of a shorter workout than a longer one, provided you work out hard enough.


In fact, people who exercised for 30 minutes daily for 13 weeks lost more weight than those who exercised for an hour daily, according to one study. Because the intensity of the exercise is so vigorous, even if for a very short period, it allows you to burn more calories than you would by exercising moderately for a longer period.


  1. Myth: You Should Have Zero Pain After a Workout


Minor aches and pains in your muscles 12 to 24 hours after a workout is completely normal. It’s called delayed-onset muscle soreness and it’s a sign that you’ve been beneficially challenging your muscles.


The good thing about such muscle soreness is that as you recover, your body will be better able to handle the positive stress next time. So, ultimately, it’s a sign that you’re growing stronger and fitter. That said, not all pain after a workout is normal.


  1. Myth: Strength Training is for Body Builders


If you’re a regular on the treadmill but shun all forms of weight lifting, it’s time to get your head around the fact that everyone should include strength training in their fitness program. You’ll build your muscles, yes, but you’ll also strengthen your bones, reduce falls, improve balance, lose weight and lower your risk of chronic disease.


Using heavier dumbbells when you strength train can even help you to burn about 25 percent more calories, even if you end up lifting for fewer repetitions.


  1. Myth: Exercise is Too Expensive


You don’t need a gym membership or expensive personal trainer to get fit! You don’t even need ‘equipment’ at all, as often your own bodyweight can serve as your method of resistance. Have you tried push-ups? These are one of the best core workouts around. Or how about squats? They help burn fat and promote muscle growth in your entire body.


Nowadays you can find countless fitness apps that cost just a couple of dollars (and some are even free). So if you have a smartphone or tablet, you can get workout videos right in your living room.


  1. Myth: There’s No Time to Exercise


This is the biggest excuse people use when they say they ‘can’t’ exercise, but the truth is virtually everyone has time to exercise. The key is scheduling it into your day to make it a priority, not something you can overlook or bump over into the next day.


If you have 20-30 minutes several times week, you can fit in a workout regime that can give you body-wide benefits. Still think you’re too busy? Then how about setting aside four minutes?

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By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”


Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

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Answers to the Question – Why Do I Have Back Pain


Answers to the Question – Why Do I Have Back Pain? Want to know why you have back pain? Read on to find out more
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Millions of people have back pain problems and fail to get lasting relief and the primary reason is a lack of knowledge and understanding about back pain.


In our work with over 20,000 back pain sufferers here at The Healthy Back Institute, we have identified several questions that are common among nearly all, back pain sufferers. And unfortunately, for many, these people continue to struggle with back pain because their questions never get answered or they get the wrong information.


So the purpose of this article is to educate and inform anyone who have back pain problems by answering these common questions and by giving specific recommendations and actions to take.


Question #1 – Is my excess weight the reason why I have back pain?


While excess body weight is a factor, it by itself typically isn’t enough to create a condition that would cause back pain. Excess body weight in the form of excess body fat can worsen a pre-existing condition and can also make recover more difficult.


Also, it’s important to understand that if you are overweight it’s very likely that your muscles are out of balance. When your muscles are out of balance, it forces your body to function and move in an unbalanced way and this places uneven pressure, strain and wear tear on your body.


And it’s this process that is responsible for creating any conditions or physical dysfunctions that are causing the pain. Unfortunately, most people aren’t even aware when this is happening with their body.


Action to take:


Don’t worry so much about your weight right now. First focus on eliminating your back pain by identify the muscle imbalances that are throwing your body out of balance and work on improving and correcting them. Then, once your back is feeling better you can focus more on losing weight.


You can also watch a Video Article HERE to understand more about muscle imbalance, which is also one of the common reasons why you have back pain.


Question #2 – I’ve tried everything but nothing has worked, what should I do?


First off, while it may seem like you’ve exhausted every possible treatment, it’s not likely that you’ve tried everything. So unless you’ve given up and plan on living the rest of your life in pain, you need to make the decision to be open-minded and continue to identify and experiment with other available treatment options.


But, before you try any other treatments, it’s important that you understand why what you’ve already tried hasn’t worked.


The reason nearly all back pain treatments fail to deliver long-term relief is because they treat just the symptoms and fail to address the actual, underlying cause.


For example, let’s talk about back surgery. While removing a piece of a herniated disc may, if you’re lucky, reduce or eliminate your pain, the fact is it didn’t deal with what caused the disc to herniate in the first place.


In fact, a study published in the June 2004 issue of Spine, an international journal for the study of the spine, found that 40% of people who underwent back surgery had no decrease in their pain even though their doctor/surgeon had assured them of the results.


So in order for you to get long-term, lasting relief you need to identify and address the underlying cause of your pain.


Action to take:


Identify the underlying cause of your pain by identifying the muscle imbalances that are creating your physical dysfunctions and conditions. Make sure any treatment you are given or perform addresses both the symptoms (condition and pain) and the cause (muscle imbalances and dysfunctions).


Question #3 – My doctor told me not to exercise, what should I do?


Find a new doctor. Too many research studies have shown that people who have back pain who avoid exercise and other activities end up suffering longer and have a more difficult time getting relief.


While you may need to rest for a few days initially to let things settle down, after that you will get better results by staying active because by continuing to move you keep your blood circulating and your muscle active, which will prevent them from getting weaker.


But that’s not enough.


Even though staying active may help; it’s not enough to get rid of the underlying cause of the pain. In order to do that, you must identify and address your imbalances and dysfunctions.


And the generic exercises that almost every back pain sufferer receives from their healthcare professional, may or may not help… it can even worsen the condition.


And the reason is that these exercises do not address the specific muscle imbalances and dysfunctions that are responsible for their pain.


Action to take:


If your doctor or healthcare professional hasn’t taken the time to educate about the effect of muscle imbalances and importance of performing targeted and specific, corrective exercises and stretches, it’s time to look elsewhere.


Unfortunately, the number of healthcare professionals who are educated and trained in the art of identifying and addressing muscle imbalances is small and finding one can often be difficult. If you have trouble finding someone in your area, please feel free to contact us here at The Healthy Back Institute and we’ll do our best to help you.




If you’re a back pain sufferer, you well know that these are just a few of the many questions that you may have. The fastest way for you to get lasting relief from back pain is by becoming an expert on it and your body and you do that by educating yourself.


I strongly encourage you to learn as much as you can about back pain, how it develops and the various treatment options that are available. And lastly, stay focused and don’t give up.


By Steve Hefferon (Fitness Trainer and Certified Massage Therapist) and Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”


Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click here to learn more