As many facts exist about health and lifestyle, there is equally high number of myths that contradict it. These contradictions however, happen to have easier access of getting people under their negative influence. It’s time to highlight the factual information about general health and fitness from opinions shared by experts, which would be an eye opener for all of those who wish to have a conducive control over their personal health.
Misconception1 – Lifting weight is the only way to burn calories and strengthen muscles
True. But not entirely. Weightlifting certainly involves physical efforts, but that again needs a healthy basic physical condition supportive enough to engage in workouts. Many easily quit the gym after the initial vigour due to the wrong methods followed, ignorance/poor or wrong intake of diet and lack of professional training from fitness coaches. Further, there are various other workouts that require no weightlifting and yet deliver the desired output, if one meticulously follows the advice of a well-trained and a professional fitness counselor.
Misconception 2 – Not necessary to synchronize the mental and physical attributes
Human beings are the most complex living beings to walk on earth. Many times people overlook these facts and continue to see the mental and the physical conditions as two different entities. It’s vital to understand that physical and psychological aspects complement each other to enable the average human to lead a normal life. Good physical condition is necessary to stimulate vital cognitive functions such as critical thinking, focus and mental tranquility. A good physical routine also keeps a person psychologically healthy and starts to reflect upon the outlook of an individual who would appear as more confident, stable and desirable.
Misconception 3 – Weight loss can be achieved with magical products
Problem arises when the brands project their products solely as a commodity with loads of false promises being made to manipulate the people into buying them. Sauna belts, magical weight loss tea, pills and other ineffective, and often harmful products appeal to the basic instincts of gullible customers who are desperate to find miraculous weight loss solutions without moving a muscle. The result is little to no profound results that shocks the consumers of these products.
Misconception 4 – Surgery as a primary option
Isn’t it common to find many of our friends in our social circles recommend surgery when you happen to tell them about the pain in your knee, poor vision or spinal injury? Well, it is certainly unhealthy to heed to their words. It is recommended that you get yourself properly examined by a specialist physician who handles such issues. A genuine physician who happens to be an expert in the area of fitness and health would certainly advise you to keep surgery as the last resort unless or otherwise the situation calls for it. You need the tips of a good nutritionist to keep your body in balance and avoid unhealthy situation which would eventually lead to a possible surgery. A good counseling from a health expert would lead you to follow simple and effective health habits that would keep you safe from expensive and unnecessary surgeries which would greatly reduce your health prospects due to the after effects after undergoing an operation.
Misconception 5 – I don’t need a fitness expert when I’m at the gym
Maybe it’s due to the unfounded apprehension of having to spend a sumptuous amount to a fitness expert that refrains many from seeking their services. But once again many of us compromise from following the golden quote “Health is wealth”. So it shouldn’t really be a thing to fuss about for those who prioritize their health to lead a great life. Many make the mistake of going to the gym and engaging in workout without proper guidance or fall prey to quacks. Therefore it is exceedingly important to avail yourself an expert with a profound knowledge of health and fitness. Atleast a monthly review with a nutritionist or a fitness expert would do great service to your health. Nothing is more precious than your happiness and of those who are near and dear to you.
This article was written by Dr. Renuka David, a leading health and wellness consultant in India. You can reach her at http://www.drrenukadavid.com/ask-renu/