Myth: Exercise doesn’t help counter the negative effects of aging.
Truth: Regular exercise has key benefits for the brain and
Myth: A sluggish metabolism is the main reason you gain weight as you age.
Truth: Our metabolisms barely budge after age 30, according to the National Institutes of Health. Something else is to blame.
Myth: To stay in shape, you need to work out only once or twice a week.
Truth: Once or twice a week won’t cut it for sustained health benefits.
Myth: The best time to work out is first thing in the morning.
Truth: The best time for a workout is whatever time allows you to exercise most consistently.
Myth: Weightlifting turns fat into muscle.
Truth: Fat cannot be turned into muscle.
Myth: Puzzles and games are great workouts for your brain.
Truth: Regular physical exercise seems to be better for brain health than any type of mental puzzle available.
Myth: Exercise is the best way to lose weight.
Truth: Exercise alone is not the best way. Slimming down almost always starts with significant changes to your eating habits.
Myth: Sports drinks are the best way to rehydrate after a workout.
Truth: Most sports drinks are just sugar and water.
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