Myths about exercise are as common as myths about healthy eating and weight loss in general.  Changing your lifestyle can be challenging enough without misinformation.  Here are 5 common exercise myths you need to know!

Cardio machines provide accurate numbers

Even if a machine takes into account your weight, height, age and sex, the numbers the machine provides are ballpark estimations.  Do not count on this number to be exact.  In other words, if your machine says you burned 500 calories, you may have burned 350 or 600.

Weight lifting doesn’t help with weight loss

The saying “muscle burns more calories than fat” is actually true.  Gaining muscle helps your body burn more calories, which can help with weight loss.  Weight lifting at least 1-2 times per week is recommended for those trying to lose weight. 

Six packs come from sit-ups

Core exercises (like sit-ups) build muscle and can turn your abdominal muscles into a strong sheet of muscle, but unl