Time Article Missing a Few PointsBy Nicki On August 9, 2009 Under childhood obesity, cleansing diets, Exercise, Exercise Barriers, Extreme Weight Loss, family obesity, fast and easy weight loss, healthy eating, Make you thin, Motivation, Nutrition, obesity, overeating, Time Magazine, unhealthy dieting, weight loss
I love my clients. They are great about bringing articles to me about weight loss, exercise, etc. that I may have missed. This past week, a client brought in Time Magazine. There was an interesting article written by John Cloud, Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin. While there were many interesting points, as a fitness professional, I thought there were some points missing that I wanted to comment on.
The gist of the article is that perhaps exercise for weight loss is overrated. According to Cloud, gym memberships may be a waste of money and trainers often put members through unnecessary workouts. There is also some science that backs up the desire for higher calorie foods post workout thus increasing caloric intake and making exercise questionable as a sound weight loss method.