Think you know the facts about getting healthy and fit? You may be surprised to learn how many are really fiction.
It's easy to fall into the trap: A workout buddy passes along an exercise tip, and then you pass it on to several people you know. Your kid’s coach gives you health advice, and sure enough you hear the same thing from several other parents. So you figure it must be true.
But experts say that in the world of health and fitness, myths and half-truths abound – and some of them may be keeping you and your family from getting the best and safest practices.
Some myths are just harmless half-truths, but many others can actually be harmful. We all react to health and fitness a little differently. So what's true for one person may not be true for another. In this sense, you sometimes have to find your own “truths” – the things that are true for you.