10 Common Exercise Myths


Like other aspects of life, exercise is loaded with myths and half-truths. Some exercise “facts” are harmless, others are worthless, and the rest can cause harm. Here are a few of the more common ones. Crunches are the best exercise for tightening abdominal muscles and flattening the tummy bulge. Crunches don't burn calories, so they aren't the best exercise for flattening the sto...

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Exercise is good for you, so it might seem like any type of exercise would also support immune response. It turns out this isn’t true. Some exercises are better for the immune system than others. While all exercise does stimulate the immune system, some exercises improve immune response while others suppress it, researchers have found. That’s not to say you shouldn’t enjoy doing any of th...

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