10 Common Health and Fitness Myths Debunked - Examined Existence

10 Common Health and Fitness Myths Debunked

In the health and fitness industry, myths are plenty.  You will hear them from your friends, your personal trainers, and even your doctors.  Some myths are just flat out lies.  Other myths are things that were once true but have been disproven through science.  So with that said, here are then health and fitness myths that have been dispelled:

1) Myth: Not stretching beforehand is bad for you

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Stretching after a workout is crucial to preventing injury.  However, there is no evidence to show that stretching beforehand prevents injury.  Additionally, there is some evidence that shows stretching prior to rigorous exercise can destabilize the muscles and limit its range of motion.  So instead of stretching, do a light warm up instead.

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