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Health Coaching Tips: Fitness Facts Vs Myths

Looking for some health coaching tips to help you lose those problem pounds?   What if the information you are receiving is not the best?    It is true that not everyone is a health care coaching expert.   There is a lot of myths among the facts.    For example cardio will get rid of stomach fat.   This is not true.  Cardio will get rid of body fat.   To target your waist line, you will need to do resistant training for your target area, in this example your stomach.   Another myth is crunches will build flat abs.   The truth is in your diet.   A crunch has nothing to do with flattening your abs.    Easiest way to get your six pack is to reduce your stomach fat via better diet.   For more information please review the article below.

By Dorene Internicola
From Reuters via Huffington Post

Health Coach Tips: What Works and What Doesn’t.

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Can crunches create six-pack abdominal muscles? Do weight-lifting women risk bulging biceps? Is stretching always a good idea?

Experts say disentangling folklore from fact is not easy in fitness, where misconceptions are as pervasive as push-ups and as stubborn as love handles.

Jennifer Burke, a fitness manager at a Crunch gym in West Hollywood, California, said many women still worry that weight training will create big and bulky muscles.

“Women say ‘I don’t want to get bulky,’ but unless you take in extra calories or testosterone supplements, that’s just not going to happen,” said Burke, who eases reluctant clients into resistance training gently, with body-weight exercises.

“When they see their bodies getting long lean muscles, getting toned, they trust you a little more and you can start adding in dumbbells and machines,” Burke said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults engage in muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups – legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms – two or more days a week.

“A lot of people think if they want to lose a lot of weight they should do cardio, but the best thing is to add in resistance training as well,” Burke said. “You’ll get bigger, faster results because you’re working on lean muscle tissue which burns more calories in the long run.”

While it’s true that muscle weighs more than fat, it’s also more compact.

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Health coaching tips can help you achieve your weight loss goals only if you separate the facts from the myths.

Health coaching tips can only take us so far in our fight to combat body fat.   We have to be willing to follow the health care coaching advice.    It is easier said than done but in the same respect nothing worth having should ever come cheap.

If you would like to learn more about health care life coaching then you should check out our webpage.

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