The culture of fitness clubs is becoming more and more trendy today and many modern devices, for instance, smart watches are playing a great role in this tendency. Still, even though many people are preferring an active life style and a large part of them are doing it with a view to losing weight, there are still many myths about sport which are actually not true.
This article will help you to get the real picture of the effects of physical activity so that you will understand it better and get better effects.
You can measure your progress in workouts by the mass of your body
Even though there are more and more people who are gaining some understanding of the way the real mass of the body us developed with the difference between the mass of the muscles and the fat, even for these individuals, an idea of considering weight loss as an ultimate success still looks alluring.
In the reality, the mass of a human body includes various aspects and the mere weight loss or gaining does not give a whole picture of the exact changes in the body.
The weight of the body and water
First of all, there is water present in the body which can make quite visible changes not only in the weight itself but also in the appearance of a person. Losing a kilogramme of water can be seen as a real loss of mass as a person will appear slimmer. In the reality, a loss of water unless it is caused by a health condition which can be addressed, is almost never permanent. One day you will have more water in your body and another time there will be less of it, and there is no point in regarding it as an indication of weight loss.
Fat tissues vs muscle tissues
Furthermore, this false understanding of the way the water is working in the body has given another popular myth about weight loss which encourages people to sweat more as presumably it will help them to lose more weight. As you can imagine, in practice this will just cause dehydration of the body which will go away after you have some water just like the so-called effects of a weight loss.
One more misunderstanding regarding the mass of a body comes from the fat many people do not see the difference between the mass of the fat and the mass of the muscles. Muscle tissues are featured by a greater mass which means, a person with a slim figure and developed muscles might weigh more than the one with an excessive amount of fat and underdeveloped muscles.
At the same time, this can also mean that some people can see a huge weight loss after losing muscle tissues which is not exactly the way in which the majority of individuals want to transform their bodies.
Regular workouts allow you to eat whatever you want
If you have ever had a period in your life during which you were exercising really hard, you are certainly aware of the fact how misleading our thoughts might be during this time. Actually, many people feel they can eat whatever they want since they have burnt so many calories while exercising.
In the reality, such a belief is extremely misleading and can cause a real trouble in your fitness programme. It does not matter whether your fitness goal is losing weight or building muscles, neither of these cases allow you to consume whatever you want even if your workouts are rather intense.
Unfortunately, a great number of individuals fail to understand calorie deficiency is absolutely required for losing weight. They think they can lose weight by draining exercises which never happens since our bodies can perfectly adapt to any physical activity especially when there is a sufficient amount of calories. For that reason, not paying attention to your diet will not allow you to lose weight no matter how much you are exercising.
Even those people who want to grow some muscles should be highly vigilant as diets with high carbohydrate intake will not allow them to develop muscles.