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Exercise is good for your mind and body, but maximise your time by doing the moves that give you optimal results. (Photo: Pixabay)

Fitness Myth: Don’t Squat Past A 90-Degree Angle
If your knees are healthy, stopping at the 90-degree point will place stress on the joint.

Instead try: Going deeper into the squat. If you have a good range of movement and muscle flexibility, you’ll get more out of the move.

Fitness Myth: Cardio Is The Best Way To Lose Fat
Running on the treadmill will shed kilos but it’s not the smartest way to shift body fat.

Instead try: Mixing cardio with resistances work and high-intensity interval training to improve body composition.

Fitness Myth: Crunches Will Give You A Six-Pack
You won’t get a flat stomach or defined abdominals doing crunches or sit-ups, as they only work one set of muscles.

Instead try: Doing planks, squats, lunges and chin-ups for a toned mid-section.

Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication / Additional Reporting: Zarelda Marie Goh

 


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