Do you ever "test" your knowledge on fitness? You'd be surprised at how informed you actually are. Whether you’re a gym bunny or a new exerciser, I've found some great facts for you.
If you are a runner, listen up: Stretching before running may lower your endurance
No, you should never start your workout on "cold" muscles but doing static stretches isn't the answer. Instead of stretching, try warming up with a walk and running-specific moves to mobilize your joints before your run.
You should then make sure to include stretches as part of your post-run routine.
Morning exercise could make you ill
I despise working out early in the AM. Now, I have an excuse. While daily exercise is great for your health, research suggests that night owls may have an advantage over early-bird exercisers. Heavy training sessions early in the morning compromised the immune system and put athletes at increased risk of infection from bacteria and viruses. While a morning jog or gentle exercise session is unlikely to put you at great risk, it may be best to save heavier workouts for later in the day.
Women and men respond to exercise in different ways
Don't get me wrong, exercise is a great activity to engage in as a couple, however it may not be a good idea for women to follow the exact same workout regime as their partner. Women and men respond to exercise and diet in different ways, and that women need to do a lot more exercise and pay more attention to their diet to reap the same results as men. While exercising with your partner is a great way to stay motivated, try to tailor your workout to get the results you want.
These 3 fitness facts may seem quirky and perhaps insignificant, but trust me, they will help you build a stronger, slimmer, healthier body.