Fact or Fiction

(Check out the reasons for the true or false statement in last issue’s article Fitness Fact or Fiction)
1. As long as you feel fine when you’re exercising, you’re not overdoing it:

2. Crunches are the key to flat abs:

3. If you’re not working up a sweat, you’re not working hard enough:

4. Machines are the safest way to exercise:

5. Running is bad for your knees:

6. Running on a treadmill puts less stress on knees than running on asphalt or pavement:

7. Stretching helps your body recover faster:

8. Swimming is a great way to lose weight:

9. You need to work out for 45 minutes to get a health benefit:

10. Lifting weights WON’T bulk you up if you’re a woman:

11. Skipping sleep CAN cause weight gain:

12. Yoga ISN’T a big calorie burner: