Seven Fitness Myths That Are Best Ignored

New to the whole “health and fitness” thing? Most of us are couch potatoes and definitely need more physical activity. While you might hear several old-wives’ tales about exercise, the last thing you need is misinformed beliefs about exercise that prevent you from working out. Here are seven fitness myths busted and debunked:

7. You need at least 20 minutes of cardio for your workout to be worth it

In fact, just 10 minutes of continuous cardio exercise is enough to give you the benefits of working out. Exercise physiologists and trainers say that you can even get the benefits of exercise through High-Intensity Interval Training, where you alternate brief bursts of exercising at an intense pace followed by intervals of working out at a slower pace. You can jog, run, cycle or even swim with this kind of training.