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Debunking Fitness Myths: Are Hot Workouts Better Than Others?

Good Morning America—October 1, 2015

Good Morning America debunks a common fitness myth that hot workouts are better to help you get into shape and lose weight. Experts weigh in on hot yoga and exercising in the heat such as with trash bags and heavy sweatshirts.

"What you’re doing is you’re increasing your external core temperature and increasing your heart rate," said Michael Silverman, physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery. "Although it feels harder, you’re not actually burning more energy or more calories."

This segment originally appeared at AbcNews.go.com/GMA.


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