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3 Big Fat Food and Fitness Myths

There are a lot of fitness myths out there that can trip you up on your way down the aisle. These bits of information are treated as "common knowledge,” when in reality, they just aren't true.

Myth #1: Eating at Night Makes You Fat

I've heard people say that if you eat after 8 p.m., the food turns into fat. It's just not true. Your metabolism can't tell time. So if you haven't found the time to eat, it's a good idea to fuel up. Now, you won't want to eat a large meal if you're planning to fall asleep soon after, but you shouldn't starve.
 

Myth #2: No Pain, No Gain

Some say that if you don't feel sore the next day, you didn't work out hard enough. The truth is that if you're sore after every workout, you aren't giving your body time to recover. If you are sore for days after a workout, you overdid it. A good warm-up and stretch before and after working out will help minimize soreness, and you'll get the same, if not better, results.
 

Myth #3: Lifting Weights Will Make You Bulky

Ladies, you don't have enough testosterone to get bulky. (Female bodybuilders work for years to look like they do.) So don't avoid the weights. You have to include resistance training in your fitness regimen -- weight lifting will make you look fantastic in your wedding gown and will help you burn more fat than a cardio session.

-- Doug Rice