The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer

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

TEXT SIZE: A A A

Dog Tail


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

Four.

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-

Reader Favorite Fitness Myth Posts:


Read success stories of these methods and send your own.

---
I make posts from fun mail and success stories. Before asking questions, see if your answers are already here - click labels under posts, links in posts, archives at right, and the Fitness Fixer Index. Why not try fun stuff, then contribute! Read success stories of these methods and send your own.
Subscribe to The Fitness Fixer, free. Click "updates via e-mail" (under trumpet) upper right.
See Dr. Bookspan's Books, take a Class, get certified - DrBookspan.com/Academy.
---


Image by Amelia Jean via Flickr
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
  • 1
Was this article helpful? Yes No
Advertisement

About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

Advertisement