The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight



If you're looking to lose weight, hitting the gym probably tops your list of priorities, but study after study shows that a laser focus on exercise doesn't result in weight loss. Confusing, right? That's why Vox reporters took at more than 60 studies on weight loss and obesity. Here's what they found:

  1. Exercisealoneis almost useless when it comes to losing weight.people who added more workouts to their training schedules but kept their diets the same and found they lost only a few pounds. Our energy system is a lot more complicated than calories in versus calories out, so it's hard to create a calorie deficit just with exercise.
  2. Exercise accounts for a small percentage of our daily calorie burn.Fewer than 30 percent of the energy we expend comes from exercise. We burn more calories doing everyday things like breathing and digesting.
  3. Exercise can undermine weight loss.We've all told ourselves that we deserve that margarita or slice of pizza because we went to spin class earlier. In other words, working out can make you eat more, either because you think you burned off a bunch of calories or because you're actually hungrier. Your body may even conserve energy after exercising to try to hang onto fat for future energy needs. (Wow! Thanks, body.)
  4. More exercise doesn't mean more calories burned.This theory is still being tested, but evidence that after a certain amount of exercise, you stop burning energy at the same rate. So logging double the steps on your Fitbit doesn't necessarily mean you burned double the calories.

So whatdoeswork for weight loss? , which studies adults who have lost at least 30 pounds (and kept it off for more than a year), says the best strategies are weighing yourself weekly, watching your portion size, staying away from high-fat foods, restricting your calorie intake, and exercising regularly. And if you're incorporating both diet and exercise into your weight-loss plan, don't count the calories you burn on the treadmill as negative calories.

It's also important to remember that these suggestions are for an average person, which doesn't take into account your personal health history. If you're serious about losing weight, talk to a primary care doctor or nutritionist and create a plan that's best for you.






Video: Why exercise alone won't make you lose weight

How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help
How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help images

2019 year
2019 year - How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help pictures

How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help recommend
How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help recommend photo

How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help pictures
How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help pictures

How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help new picture
How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help new pictures

images How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help
pictures How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help

Watch How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help video
Watch How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont Help video

Forum on this topic: How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont , how-to-lose-weight-exercise-alone-wont/
Discussion on this topic: How to Lose Weight: Exercise Alone Wont , how-to-lose-weight-exercise-alone-wont/ , how-to-lose-weight-exercise-alone-wont/

Related News


8 Facts About Biologics for Crohn’s Disease
8 Signs Youre in a Marriage of Equals
7 Moves That Target Your Most Frustrating Trouble Spots
How to Experience Russia in Winter
Potato Rosti with Poached Egg and Bacon Recipe
Jennifer Lawrence Debuts New Dark-Blonde Hair to Close Out2016
Help for Low Libido in Men and Women
10 ways to a six-pack
Here’s why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s neighbours have complained
How to Thread Hair
Do Hair Growth Supplements Really Work I Got an Official Answer
Can an Eating Disorder Affect Your Fertility
Best sleep strategies for babies – Tips from the experts
5 Ways To Gently Begin Strengthening Your Core
The One Product You Should Actually Buy From the Most Expensive Skincare Brands



Date: 05.12.2018, 13:23 / Views: 92174