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Top 10 Exercise Myths Demystified

By Sheri Colberg, PhD.

How often have you heard things about physical activity that sounded right, but that you really did not know whether to believe or not?

Should you work out in a "fat burning"range? Is weight training going to make you bulk up? Will your muscles turn to fat if you stop working out? Do you need to eat a lot more protein to get bigger muscles? Confused? We're here to tell you the truth about 10 of the most common myths you'll hear about exercise and physical activity.

Click here to download a printable PDF version of this slideshow.

Reviewed 06/13


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