Don't let myths, misinformation keep you from exercise [news]
If you still think sit-ups will reduce your belly flab, we've got some depressing news: You've fallen for one of the all-time great exercise myths. Fitness misconceptions are rampant, in part due to misleading infomercials, but also because scientific results are mixed on some commonly held beliefs. Meanwhile, what works for one person doesn't necessarily benefit another. Some fitness myths are harmless half-truths. Others, however, scare people away from working out or lead to injury.