“Train insane to remain the same.” It looks great on a T-shirt, but so does “Female Body Inspector.” That doesn’t mean you should believe it. When it comes to health and exercise, there are certain unassailable truths. We know we should be active and maintain our bodies with respect and care. But, there are some long-held beliefs in the world of fitness that we just can’t seem to shake. As with diet myths, some of them just require a little further explanation than a simple rhyming couplet. And, others, unfortunately, are simply untrue.
Here’s the truth behind the nine most prevalent fitness falsehoods and fitness motivation that women just can’t seem to let go of.