Myths about exercise
There are some myths (misconceptions)
about exercise -
1) "Exercise causes
as increase in appetite and hence food intake". But this
is not true.
On the contrary physical activity is necessary for the normal
functioning of brains feeding control mechanism. Therefore
it is seen that sedentary people tend to eat more resulting
in obesity while individuals who exercise regularly have appetite
control and tend to take calories which match with their energy
2) "The amount of energy lost during physical
activity is so small that person has to spend a lot of time
for exercise before achieving a substantial calorie loss".
i.e To keep yourself healthy you have to exercise a couple
of hours every day."
However remember that an increase
in weight & accumulation of fat is a result of consistent
increased intake of energy exceeding the requirement so the
calorie loss should also be calculated over a period of time.
"Exercise is for people who wants to go for Body building
This is not true as exercise is not only helpful in building
up muscles but it helps in toning up your body as well as
helps many other systems in the body to work efficiently
4) "Exercise is needed
only for young people"
.This is absolutely untrue
as old people also eat and have to consume the calories ingested
or else will gain weight and invite diseases like diabetes,
hypertension, heart diseases etc.Also the digestion in old
people becomes weak and exercise helps to improve the mucsle
tone of the digestive system and helps in better absorbtion
5) "Exercise makes
Infact exercise makes you fresh
for your activities as it improves your stamina, flexibility,
muscle strength and cardiovascular functioning.
6) "Exercise is too
No Exercise need not be done
with expensive instruments. Even simple exercises like jogging,
walking, cycling, running, skipping,swimming can be done.