You Don’t Have to Exercise to Lose Weight, Studies Say

If you ask people what is the best way to lose weight, I’m sure that half of them or more say that with regular exercising. Yes, it is a common opinion that with exercising we can burn calories, and that leads to weight loss.

However, numerous studies have proved that exercising is absolutely not necessary for weight loss. Interesting, isn’t it?

Vox.com has just published an article called “Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies” in which they answer all of our questions about this topic.

Their conclusion is that how much and what we eat is far more important than the physical activity we do.

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In their article, they talk about the following topics. And they confirm their statements with studies.

1) An evolutionary clue to how our bodies burn calories
2) Exercise is excellent for health
3) Exercise alone is almost useless for weight loss
4) Exercise accounts for a small portion of daily calorie burn
5) It’s hard to create a significant calorie deficit through exercise
6) Exercise can undermine weight loss in other, subtle ways
7) Exercise may cause physiological changes that help us conserve energy
8) Energy expenditure might have an upper limit
9) The government and the food industry are doling out unscientific advice
10) So what actually works for weight loss?

Read the article here.

 

What do I think?

I totally agree with that the most important factor of losing weight is a healthy diet. However, regular exercising has so many health benefits that is crucial for health and fitness. So, I feel the title of the post is a little bit misleading as it suggests people that there is no need to move.

Plus, since each of us is different, what works for one may not for others. For example, if I talk about myself, I was able to lose weight only when I combined a good diet with regular working out. With just by changing my eating regime, I saw only little results.

What do you think about this article? Do you think that exercising is not required for weight loss? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.




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