There are an exponential amount of lies regarding fitness and nutrition. Many of them come from businesses who want to sell you on their products; they feel no guilt selling you a lie if it means earning a quick buck.
Those aren’t the lies I’m addressing today.
This list is about the lies we all tend to tell ourselves at one point or another on our path to getting fit, because those lies are easier to miss.
Working in the garden. Hiking in the mountains. Vacuuming your entire house. Taking a ride around the bike trail.
There are times when any of those things could count as exercise.
There are also times when, not only should those specific examples not be considered exercise, but other things — like your daily 5 mile run, or an hour lifting weights at the gym — don’t count either.
I’m talking about the difference between exercise and activity. Without...