Drs: Weight Training Myths Busted + California Measles Outbreak


The Drs: Weight Training Myths Busted

The Doctors wanted to debunk some weight training myths, starting with the myth that weight lifting will make you bulky. They explained that women don’t have enough testosterone to create muscle bulk. Instead, weight training can actually help women become shapelier.

Drs: Weight Training Myths Busted + California Measles Outbreak

The Doctors busted some common myths about weight training and then shared their News in 2:00 that included an update on the measles outbreak. (Kzenon / Shutterstock.com)


The second myth is that you need to eat a lot of protein if you lift weights. The truth is that women only need about 50-60 grams of protein a day, and also need healthy carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

The Drs: Can Muscle Turn To Fat?

The third myth is that your muscles will turn to fat if you stop working them. If you stop lifting, your muscles will shrink, but they won’t turn to fat. But you won’t be burning as many calories, so the pounds can creep up.

The Doctors then shared the word of the day: “body.” You can use the word body to enter for a chance to win the Les Mills Smartbar from The Doctors website.


The Drs: California Measles Outbreak

The Doctors then shared their News in 2:00, starting by sharing that the measles outbreak that was originally connected to Disneyland in Southern California still has health officials on alert. Now, dozens of unvaccinated students have been temporarily banned from attending an Orange County high school after being exposed to the highly contagious disease.

Approximately 24 students were exposed to the virus on the campus between January 6 and 8. California state laws require kids to be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine prior to enrolling in school. Some parents signed medical exemption forms, mistakenly thinking the vaccine is linked to autism.

The Drs: Boston Hospital Shooting

The Doctors then shared that details are still emerging in the shooting of a cardiac surgeon at a Boston hospital. On January 20, 2015, a man walked into the cardiovascular unit and asked to see a specific doctor, whom he then shot twice and fatally wounded. The shooter then walked into an exam room where he shot and killed himself.

An eyewitness shared that the scene was chaotic but police were quick to respond and secure the building.

The Drs: Jack Black, Renal Teen Prom

For six years, Jack Black has been performing at the Renal Teen Prom, created by the Renal Support Network, for teens affected by chronic kidney disease who may have missed out on their own high school proms. Jack Black was News in 2:00’s Person of the Week.


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