This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Funniest fitness myths you’ve heard.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

We’ve heard them all.  Sometimes they’re good enough to convince us and other times we roll our yes.  I used to believe them but now I roll my eyes and/or laugh.  Read along to find out a few of the fitness myths that make me laugh!

🤣 Carbs are bad for you.  OK, so maybe too much might be.  My doctor once told me I was pre-diabetic and I blamed it on the carbs.  It could have been the sugar too.  However, carbs are needed in order to train and recover effectively.  I love carbs!  Remember my mashed potatoes and wine dinner?  

🤣 You cannot run if you’re sick.  It depends on the symptoms.  If the symptoms are above the neck (sneezing, runny nose, etc) then it is OK to run as long as you feel good.  However, if they’re in or below the neck (sore throat, diarrhea, body aches, chills, etc), then skip the run.  Kim and I wrote about this topic a few weeks ago.

🤣 If you are not sore after a workout then you did not work out hard enough.  During the week a few of my workouts are hard workouts.  My heart rate goes up and I hit paces that I don’t see all of the time.  Afterwards I am not sore but I do feel tired but also good! 

🤣 Running is bad for your knees.  I am sure you have heard this one many times.  My knees have hurt a few times but the doctor never told me running was bad for them.  In my case it was due to weak glutes and hips.  Clamshells, bridges, and lunges are a few exercises that he recommended I do to strengthen them.

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15 Comments on Tuesday Topics: Funniest fitness myths I’ve heard

  1. Oh yes, the one with the knees is a good one. A colleague at work was convinced that I’m wearing out my body and that I will going on crutches at 70.

    Another one was convinced that running contributes to cellulitis. I have no clue whether she was right or not, but even if she was, it wouldn’t stop me from running. 🙂

  2. I have had many (too many LOL) workouts that feel easy, and I finish feeling like I really didn’t work out efficiently. Then, the next morning the truth comes out when the DOMS show up. I’ve learned to go with my gut instinct on many things…it’s usually spot-on as to whether something is good for me or not (fitness and otherwise).

  3. These are one that I have heard and still hear. When will people get the memo. Running will keep you healthy and living longer.

    I have heard that You can’t run when you are older – bad for your bones. NOPE!!

    I have also heard that you will slow down when you are older. Maybe but not necessarily!!

  4. Carbs are definitely not bad and either is fat in moderation. Running does make you stronger and keep you young!

  5. Ah, the knee thing again! It’s a big one. And the carbs… yes, you need protein, fat, AND carbs! What a concept!

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