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What are common myths about exercise?

One 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.

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