Working Out

No More Excuses

News Note

Lack of time may no longer be a valid excuse when it comes to exercise, at least for women. Researchers at the University of Arkansas studied 59 women (ages 45–60) who went on an eight-week exercise program. Some of the women worked out two days, some three. In the end, both sets of women had cut body fat by 2 percent-3 percent and had increased their strength by at least 15 percent. The trick? Women in the two-day group had increased repetitions using slightly lighter weights.

10 Exercise Myths

No Pain, No Gain?

Although old fitness fictions like “no pain, no gain” are fading fast, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Following are some of the most common myths, as well as not-so common facts based on current exercise research.

1. You Will Burn More Fat If You Exercise Longer at a Lower Intensity.

Common Exercise Myths

Or The Excuses We Can’t Use Anymore

Although old fitness fictions like “no pain, no gain” are fading fast, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Following are some of the most common myths, as well as not-so-common facts based on current exercise research.

Myth: If You’re Not Going To Work Out Hard and Often, Exercise Is a Waste of Time.