Everywhere you turn, there are infomercials, magazines, websites and programs that talk about exercise. with the contradicting advice frequently given out, it's not hard to get confused about what to believe and what not to believe. In fact, it's quite easy to absorb the wrong advice and go on believing the wrong thing for years. If you plan to start living a healthier lifestyle and to start exercising, it's important to distinguish myths from reality. Here are some common misconceptions about exercise and some truths that you may not be aware of.
Strength training will make women bulk up
This is not true since women don't have the testosterone and the muscle build up that will cause them to bulk up even if they undertake strength training on a regular basis. Bodybuilding is actually beneficial for women since it helps them build up muscle mass. Loss of muscle puts women at a greater risk of suffering from disability as they grow older.