Fat Loss & Strength Training: Weight Loss Myths Debunked
It’s not a stretch to say that we, as Americans (and just people in general) deserve better. Before you tune out because you think that statement was political in nature, please give us a chance to explain. Put more precisely, we deserve to be told what exactly we put in our bodies. These days, it seems that pretty much anything is permissible as long as you lace your claims with non-committal qualifiers. “These magic pills can lead to losing weight.” “This exercise equipment contributes to cut your body fat percentage in half while using it just five minutes, twice per week!” “According to reports, people are five times as likely to buy a product if they hear a non-verified statistic attached to the sales pitch.”
We could devote our entire blog to regurgitating foolish claims that we’ve passively been ingesting for years through TV, radio, social media, etc. But we won’t! That could get pretty bleak, after all.
If you take a step back and think about the threshold of information we are expected to receive on a daily basis, it can make your head spin. Americans consistently face commercial claims that contradict one another, so it’s little wonder that people feel inclined to simply throw their hands up in defeat. How are you supposed to decipher fact from fiction? Whom should you give your trust to, as a consumer? Can you even trust what we are saying, here at Genetics Training Facilities?
What To Do?
We can’t solve a societal issue like the one described above in a single blog post, as much as it pains us to say. But what we can do is answer the final question posed (to us and by us) in the previous paragraph.
The fact of the matter is that no one should trust any company implicitly, whether it is a group gym and bootcamp workout provider in Riverside or a massive meat packaging company in the midwest. Not that we and an organization like that have anything at all to do with one another, we just want to make the point that it’s on every individual to use their abilities and common sense to put companies in question to the test. And while that can certainly become arduous – imagine doing thorough online research along with asking every person you know every time you wanted to buy a new toothbrush or try out that new sub sandwich shop in town. Our point is that you have to pick and choose your battles because living in the 21st-century comes with its fair share of baggage.
So what can you do? We can’t call ourselves an authority in any industry except for one, so we will stick to offering advice about weight loss and group gyms.
For starters, look online at testimonials and reviews. Ask your friends or coworkers if they know of any fitness boot camps in Riverside. Do some self-guided research to help you determine what your own goals are, and then find yourself a workout program that coincides with your goals. We here at Genetics Training Facilities believe in training smarter. That is, you can experience hour-long group workouts with cutting-edge machines and tracking technology designed to customize your training. Our unique blend of cardio, strength, and seamless live heart rate tracking gives our gym members an edge when it comes to reaching their goals.
However, we digress, in favor of the promised blog topic for today. Like we mentioned above, we aren’t going to be able to cure this nation’s advertising ills in one blog post, but we can bust a few common myths associated with weight loss. Keep reading if you are interested in such!
Myth: Genes don’t have much to do with a person becoming obese.
While we are talking about national crises, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the epidemic our country is now facing in reference to obesity. To debunk, genes absolutely play a role in metabolism, obesity, and in weight gain. The good news, however, is that we are not powerless. Environmental-lifestyle factors play a significant role in that result as well. Eating consistent, nutritious meals and maintaining an active lifestyle is key to fighting genetic factors we can’t control.
Myth: Riding An Elevator Burns 127 calories every hour.
Fact – riding an elevator burns 128 calories per hour, everything else being equal. And no, our bootcamp workouts don’t involve us cramming an entire class into an elevator for an hour, don’t worry. We bring up this random fact so we can list a few more. You can burn 115 calories per hour standing at your desk and only 83 while sitting at your desk. Watching television burns around 65 calories every hour, and taking the stairs makes you burn over 500 calories per hour.
Another thing you don’t have to worry about is sitting around and watching TV at our group gym classes near Corona, CA. We offer these figures to help you understand the impact the little, seemingly insignificant habits you keep can have on your health and wellbeing. Imagine what making a more significant change could do for your waistline!
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At Genetics Training Facilities, we give people the opportunity to build a better workout. We hope that you’ve enjoyed a couple of myths being debunked in addition to our encouraging our readers to do the appropriate amount of research when it comes to trusting certain organizations. Get your free guest pass and try a free day on us – there’s no research required for this!