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National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredOne common myth about exercise is that spot reduction works. Simply put, it doesn’t. A combination of good diet and exercise is a great way to lose weight, and transform your physique, but simply working on one area is not going to shed fat from just that area. Through exercise, you’ll add lean body mass to your frame in the form of muscle. This added muscle also requires calories to be maintained; so, with a well balanced diet, it will be easier to shed fat and weight.
William Lee Dubois, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, answeredThe following are two common myths about exercise:
- First myth: Exercise is a great way to lose weight. Sorry, but no. Exercise is a piss-poor way to lose weight. If you want to lose weight, the easiest way is to simply eat less. Sometimes it only needs to be a little bit less.
- Second myth: Exercise sucks. Not true. If you don't exercise much, and feel like crap in the first place, the idea of adding some exercise sounds too daunting to even contemplate. But in fact, if you exercise even a little bit you'll actually feel more energetic.
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