Posted by: 4pack | January 6, 2009

“Ideal Weight” Update: Exercise Is Much Less Important To Achieving Weight Loss Than Proper Diet; Over-Exercising INCREASES Hunger For Many Which Causes Diets To Fail

ANYBODY LISTENING???…OR READING?…FOUR PACKS HAS BEEN ON THIS TOPIC FROM THE BEGINNING…

“IT’S THE DIET,  STUPID!”

…OVER-EXERCISING RELATIVE TO AGE AND/OR BODY TYPE ONLY INCREASES HUNGER…THAT’S THE ONLY THING THAT IS GUARANTEED…READ BELOW…WE WILL PICK THIS TOPIC UP AND POUND THE (DINNER) TABLE WITH IT…

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“Evidence is beginning to accumulate that dietary intake may be more important than energy expenditure level,” Luke said. “Weight loss is not likely to happen without dietary restraint.”

People burn more calories when they exercise. But they compensate by eating more, said Richard Cooper, Ph.D., co-author of the study and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology.

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090106091143.htm

“Decreased physical activity may not be the primary driver of the obesity epidemic,” said Loyola nutritionist Amy Luke, Ph.D., corresponding author of the study in the September 2008 issue of the journal Obesity. Luke is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Physical activity is defined as anything that gets your body moving. U.S. government guidelines say that each week, adults need at least 2 ½ hours of moderate aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (such as jogging). Adults also should do muscle-strengthening activities, such as weight-lifting or sit-ups, at least twice a week.

Physical activity has many proven benefits. It strengthens bones and muscles, improves mental health and mood, lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.

But Loyola research suggests that weight control might not be among the main benefits. People burn more calories when they exercise. But they compensate by eating more, said Richard Cooper, Ph.D., co-author of the study and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology.

“We would love to say that physical activity has a positive effect on weight control, but that does not appear to be the case,” Cooper said.

 

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