Dr Oz: Workout Myths + Longer Means Better? & Spot Reducing

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Dr Oz: Workouts — The Longer The Better?

Dr Oz: Workout Myths + Longer Means Better? & Spot Reducing

Dr Oz tackled workout myths and explained if longer really is better. (studio1901 / Shutterstock.com)

Dr Oz said he was going to tackle health myths to find out what’s real and what’s false, this time tackling myths about exercise. First, the longer you work out the better the results: true or myth? Dr Oz said it’s actually a myth, because all you really need is just five minutes a day. As he pointed out, a lot of people will say that they can’t work because they don’t have time, but really they only need a few minutes.

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He explained that if you work out for a long period of time day after day, it can wear on your joints and begin to have a negative result rather than a positive one. Once you hurt yourself, you stop working out because you realize you can’t keep up with it. He wants to prevent overdoing it, so research shows that rigorous exercise for just five minutes is all you need.

Dr Oz: Five Minute Workout

The guidelines for a five-minute exercise including a full five minutes with no cheating, and you should get your heart rate up to 140. It should be a rigorous exercise, like running or jumping jacks.

Dr Oz: Spot Reduce Fat

Another exercise myth is that you can spot reduce fat in certain areas. Dr Oz shared that people want to believe that it’s true but it’s just not. He said you can exercise all you want and build up muscles, but if you have fat on your body, you’re not going to see any of those muscles. The real way to get the six-pack you want is to exercise your whole body with cardio and strength training to reduce body fat overall.

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Try a Spider Crawl. Crawl on your hands and toes to get your heart rate up and build muscle at the same time.

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