If You’re New to Fitness, Here are 13 Myths You Need to Stop Believing in for Better Health and Physique!

Jeremy Colon
5 min readOct 4, 2023
Health and Fitness do not need to be complicated. With so much information, it’s hard to process what’s right and wrong concerning your goals.// Photo Credit: Free Pik.

The fitness industry can be overwhelming and confusing, especially with the abundance of misinformation that is out there. It’s no secret that countless companies and influencers are trying to sell their products and services to people trying to improve their health and fitness.

Unfortunately, many of these sources are spreading false information, which is misleading and can harm one’s health.

The thing is, most beginners need help with this.

Here are the 13 myths that are keeping you from a better physique and overall wellness:

MYTH 1: Cardio is excellent for fat loss

TRUTH:

Cardio is great for

  • lung health
  • heart health
  • decreasing heart rate
  • decreasing blood pressure
  • delaying age-related cognitive decay

But it’s not guaranteed practical for fat loss. If you desire to lose weight and keep it off, Lift weights.

MYTH 2: Your job ends when you leave the gym

TRUTH:

Exercise is half the job. The other half is recovery.

Both factors influence your rate of progress heavily, so don’t neglect your recovery.

The same effort you put into ensuring you’re getting yourself ready for your workouts is the same energy you put into ensuring your body gets the rest it needs.

MYTH 3: Just cut calories to lose fat

TRUTH:

Cutting calories will cause you to lose muscle, then depress your metabolism. You want to maintain lean muscle here.

When your muscles go, it’s the gateway to “skinny fat.”

It would be best to have a deficit diet, exercise, and get sufficient protein to drop weight correctly.

Understand the tradeoffs when you try to do things that will affect or shock your body.

MYTH 4: Carbs are your enemy

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Jeremy Colon

Body Transformation Coach | Building a Better & Stronger Mind, Body, and Soul | CEO & Founder, Master Personal Trainer & Life Coach - Jeremy Colon Enterprises