Fitness Friday: Weight loss myths and misconceptions

Reporter: Therese O'Shea
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Many times we consider exercise and healthy eating temporary solutions tachieve our weight loss goals. We should actually look at them as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle. Wink News Fitness Expert Mike Drumm stopped by the studio to talk about common misconceptions in weight loss.

Working Out Myths and Weight Loss Misconceptions:

  • Misconception – The term “weight loss”
  • Misconception – You can only lose weight with cardio
  • Misconception – Staying hydrated is not important
  • Myth – Crunches are the key to flat abs
  • Misconception – Thinking there’s a quick fix
  • Myth – The more you sweat, the more you burn

There’s no substitution for a healthy lifestyle and a progressive approach to get in shape. Eating right and exercising regularly can have positive impacts on your health in many ways, like more energy, less stress, better sleep and reduced risk for many diseases. You’ll receive those benefitsregardless of the number on the scale.

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