Everyone has their own idea about what they think will work when it comes to achieving goals for health and fitness. The knowledge a person accumulates about diets and exercise and puts into practise can determine their overall outcome. This is because there are many misconceptions about what is supposed to work and what is bad for you.
Today we have more accessible information at hand than at any other time in history. Some of this information is forced upon us at all angles and becomes lodged in our heads even if we don’t want it. Television and radio, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, towering billboards and conversations carry misconceptions about health and what we should eat. Even the food and medical industries are awash with it.
For the average person in the street most of the information they learn about in the public domain about diets and exercise is taken in and accepted without any question or further research.
This is where a lot of people go wrong and fail to get the results they hope for when it comes to transforming their body shape. More often than not the most common diets and exercise plans are snippets of information that have been distorted when passed from pillar to post. Or either simply hyped up for marketing purposes.
The warning signs are whether or not the information you are using is giving you results without compromising your health.
No matter what background you have or what school of thought you belong to you need to open up your mind. The world is full of diet and exercise advice fuelled by propaganda for the sake of financial gain.
The quicker you take responsibility and control the information you use the quicker you will achieve sustainable health and fitness.