New study says exercise does not battle obesity
A new editorial in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine” is causing some people to jump for joy.
A study by 3 international experts says it’s time to bust the myth about exercise … physical activity, they say, has little role in tackling obesity.
Instead public health messages should focus squarely on unhealthy eating.
While activity has a role in battling diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, its impact on obesity is minimal.
What the PROBLEM is, they say, is excess sugar and carbohydrates.
Bottom line: An obese person does not need to do one iota of exercise to lose weight; they just need to eat less – cut out sugar and carbs.
However, critics say the article appears to undermine evidence-based government public health advice, and it’s “idiotic” to rule out the importance of physical activity.
I wish they would make up their minds!!!
I say just keep moving, eat healthy, REALLY watch that sugar and those carbs and you’ll be good! It’s all about balance.
Here’s more on this new study >>>
Of course, exercise is still important for staving off diseases like diabetes and heart disease…