Friday, September 11, 2020

Lactic Acid is NOT the Enemy

Debunked scare tactics cause harm, educate yourself about lactic acid

Myths and misconceptions are not only frustrating, but they can make living with a chronic and progressive  illness like Lipedema even more challenging.

Even though the myths and misconceptions about Lactic Acid were debunked 40-50 years ago, it is still being used as a scare tactic.

It was one of the reasons those of us diagnosed with Lipedema were told not to exercise early on.

We had to go against what we were told, we had to try various exercises to find what worked for us, and thankfully we changed that advice!

New patients are far less likely to be told not to exercise out of concern their condition could get worse because of it, but some still are being told this incorrect info.

So do your research, if something doesn’t make sense, dig a little deeper. The human body is so incredibly amazing at all it can do, we just need to learn to listen to it better.

I Look up George Brooks, he is a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology and an exercise physiologist, and one of the people who debunked the lactic acid role. It is quite fascinating stuff, and I wonder how we might be able to dig deeper to find out why our bodies behave the way they do with Lipedema.

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