We Exercise More but We’re Still Fat!

How can that be? Exercise is the sine que non for obesity, right? We hear it all the time: “If you burn more calories than you take in then you should lose weight.” Of course, practically the majority of people who have tested this theory have only found disappointment. Not only that, but if you actually look at the figures, specifically, the amount of “burning” necessary to induce weight loss, it takes quite a bit of exercise to equal passing on a particular item of food at a single meal. For those who have lost weight and regained their weight, an examination of the data usually reveals that what they ate played a much bigger role in the correction than their exercise regimen. People who begin an exercise program typically tend to watch what they eat somewhat, at least in the beginning.

Some 34.7 percent of people claimed in 2009 that they engage in regular leisure physical activity, up from 31.9 percent in 2008. And 39.8 percent said they had been tested for the AIDS virus, slightly more than 38.7 percent in 2008. A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday finds obesity rates were frozen last year at around 28 percent of adults compared to 2008. Health experts and the U.S. government both recommend getting daily exercise — about an hour a day of moderate exercise for most adults — to keep weight off and prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

They concluded that more Americans are exercising but rates of obesity and smoking have not changed, according to the latest government data. As I’ve written many times on this blog, one cannot outrun a bad diet. You cannot out-lift it, or out-cycle it. If you eat properly, you can cut back on all the “burning” and live a more normal life similar to what was done prior to the exercise boom of the 1970s. It’s within your grasp. Severely cut or eliminate the carbohydrates in your life and provide real nutrition in the form of animal products and things will improve. Sometimes they won’t improve to what you’re looking for, but things will definitely improve.

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Posted on June 21, 2010 at 7:55 am by Charles · Permalink
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