Since these bands are often recommended for use during exercise, they interfere with the correct use of ab muscles . Heated sweatbands can also dehydrate you more easily and, in some cases, cause burns. Instead of trying this quick fix, it's better to sweat out calories the old-fashioned way. Moral of the story: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Myth: Compression gear will increase your exercise stamina Athletes might believe differently, but studies show that the supposed benefits of this skin-tight Strength Training For Triathletes gear may be all in their heads. The Ohio State Wexler Medical Center found that while compression tights reduced muscle vibration, that didn't lead to reduced muscle fatigue. In fact, according to the study , runners performed the same with and without compression tights. And while that research didn't reveal any negative results to wearing it, the Los Angeles Times reports that wearing compression clothing—whether it's exercise gear or shapewear—for prolonged periods of time can put too much pressure on nerves and internal organs, even causing gastroesophageal reflux disease. That said, if you like exercising in compression clothing, just make sure to limit your time in it to the actual workout. Myth: Supplements are essential to health Just because something is "natural," it doesn't mean it's good for you.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit https://www.rd.com/health/fitness/fitness-myths-that-can-damage-your-health/