Weighing the Truth About Exercise and Weight Control

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Cedric X. Bryant
70 minutes
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The number of myths associated with exercise and weight control is alarmingly high. Many ofthese misconceptions often result in either unhealthy practices or unrealistic expectations.Ultimately, these unhealthy practices have a negative impact on the type and magnitude of theresults that individuals achieve from their exercise and weight control efforts. Weighing the TruthAbout Exercise and Weight Control addresses the current issues regarding nutrition, exercise,and weight control and discusses many of the more popularly held myths and misconceptionsconcerning these areas.

Among the topics covered:
  • Weight control-related facts
  • Misconception: food is the enemy
  • Misconception: to lose body fat, loweryour level of exercise intensity
  • Misconception: aerobic activity is the besttype of exercise for weight control
  • Misconception: exercise increases yourappetite
  • Misconception: losing weight is extremelydifficult
  • Misconception: to experience healthbenefits, you must lose a lot of weight
  • Misconception: an effective weight-controlprogram requires special foods,gadgets, and gizmos
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.