Exercise can make you fat...apparently.
from the Independent. A new discovery.
I saw this whole article somewhere else the other day (word for word actually, Indo, are you just cutting and pasting these days or what?)and chose to ignore it as cookamammie poppycockery, but this is the second time I've seen it so I feel I ought to comment on it.
If you go to the gym/exercise five days a week, burn roughly say 400-500 calories in a session, wander home and then proceed-because your hungry- to eat a meal consisting of 600 calories, will you lose weight?
Erm, no. You won't.
If you go to the gym/exercise five days a week, and burn 400-500 calories a session, then wonder home and eat-because you're hungry- a light meal of say 300 calories, will you lose weight?
Depending on the rest of your 'diet' I'd say you have a better chance of it.
Now,if you don't go to the gym/exercise ever and eat more calories every day than your body requires, will you put on weight?
I'm going to go with yes here.
If you never go to the gym/exercise and eat just enough food to keep your body ticking over, will you put on weight?
Probably not. You might not lose any either, but there you go.
If you go to the gym/exercise, don't lose weight, but work out, are you getting fitter?
Is getting fitter good for your heart, lungs, blood pressure, all round health?
Will this stupid bloody article have many folk across the land today going, 'See! It's not just me, I never lose weight, see, it's genetic, why would I join a gym/exercise if I'm not going to ever lose weight?'
Here's a radical thought. Going to the gym/exercise is NOT just about weight!
However, if folk are really serious about losing weight, exercise COMBINED with an over haul of eating habits can make a person fitter and slimmer. I'm not saying they turn into swimwear models either, but if a person is serious about it they can do it. Articles like this act as a salve for the lazy. You can be sure my mother is somewhere reading this, eating a slice of toast with a inch of butter on it, nodding along to...
'Another factor never explained was why some people were just fat no matter how much exercise they undertook, while others remained thin as whippets.
"They are people whose bodies are programmed to send the calories they consume to the muscles to be burned, rather than to the fat tissue to be stored,"
Programmed eh? Well then, how convenient that our weight and our health is out of our own hands.
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