Since the dawn of time, humans have worked out. Whether it was naturally – plowing fields is hard work! – or through various exercise crazes (jazzercise! Aerobics!), we instinctively know that moving our bodies is essential for our health and wellbeing.
There’s a gigantic industry dedicated to health, from fitness instructors to researchers who explore how our muscles work. Understanding what works best is a science, and like any science, it takes years of rigorous studying to know what really works.
Here are some of the most pervasive myths about exercise that simply won’t go away. Read on to know what researchers say to avoid, and what to do instead!