If you’re looking to get fit, you need to know these must-know fitness facts. From getting the skinny on cellulite to warm-ups, cool downs and how to get the best from your workout, these facts are the very foundation for a fit body.
With enough health and fitness jargon coming our way, it’s important to get your basics right, and that’s exactly what this post is designed to do for you. So let’s get started. First on our list, is an old friend of ours – Cellulite.
Cellulite: Subcutaneous fat pushed against connective tissue forms a broken appearance that results in cellulite. Women are more prone to getting cellulite (let’s add it to our list of special woes!), although some men with lower levels of the androgen hormone do get cellulite as well. Contrary to popular belief, surgical procedures to remove cellulite aren’t effective, since they can sometimes increase your body’s chances of forming cellulite. Exercising reduces cellulite, but cannot cure it. Also, anyone, thin, fit or fat, can have cellulite.
The fat burning zone is misinterpreted and misrepresented fitness advice. Low intensity aerobic activity merely uses a larger proportion of fat for energy, than high intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities. But weight loss is a result of overall energy burn. This so-called fat burning zone is a half-truth at best, and will not help you boost fitness musts like metabolic rates, muscle tone or cardio health. Its wide fan-base comes from the fact that it sounds easier than rigirous activity, and is beneficial for those who would otherwise refuse any high-intensity exercise.