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ERIC Number: EJ826159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Myths and Truths from Exercise Physiology
Kieffer, H. Scott
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n8 p23-25 Oct 2008
This article addresses some of the common myths in the field of exercise physiology. Some of the myths are misconstrued facts that have developed over time, such as the myth of localized fat reduction. Other myths are unproved or collective beliefs used to justify a social institution; we see this occur in the form of "fitness fads." Society is always on the lookout for the latest revolution in fitness when, in reality, they are missing the basic, functional, and reliable methods that already exist. The renewed interest in functional fitness and the gap in scientific literature have prevented professionals from fully evaluating the short- and long-term benefits of these programs. It is important for professionals to be able to separate fact from fiction by keeping up with the ever-changing trends and staying up to date with the latest research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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