There are so many do’s and don’t’s when it comes to exercising, and sometimes it’s almost impossible to figure out which advice to follow and which advice is best left ignored. Often, the advice you’ll hear from one person may contradict the advice you’ll hear from someone else and this can be quite discouraging at times.
We decided to find out which tips you can trust and which you shouldn’t pay attention to.
Myth #1: the best time for a workout is in the morning.
This is most definitely not true. The best hours for a workout are the hours that you feel ready to exercise. It doesn’t matter if you prefer working out in the gym in the evenings or if you prefer to go for a run before heading to work in the morning. What matters is consistency. Studies show that there is no real difference between morning and evening workouts.
Myth #2: the best training activities for your brain are puzzles, games, and crosswords.
Crosswords, riddles, and puzzles are not the only way to develop the brain. Physical exercises are useful for both the body and the brain. Exercises that make the blood flow faster are better than hours spent on solving riddles. Sports have been shown to significantly improve a person’s mood, memory function, and protect from dementia.