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Fitness Myths - How Many Legs Does a Dog Have If You Call the Tail a Leg?

Dog Tail

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?


Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

- Abraham Lincoln

Myths! Hype. Fitness has many.

People argue over who is right about health topics, sometimes with unhealthful mental state. They argue things they have never actually seen, such as muscle fibers or blood flow or metabolism. Things they read or heard from someone else, who read or heard them from someone else, who had also not actually seen them.

Even medical books are often written by people who have not researched it themselves (in a laboratory themselves), but compiled popular consensus. Doing "medical research" does not mean "read it in a book." On April Fool's day, time to set myths straight-

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