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“Exercise: Is it Key to Weight Loss ?”

We have heard for countless years that the key to weight loss is diet and exercise. However, experts are now questioning the effectiveness of exercise in weight loss.  No doubt, exercise has repeatedly been shown to have a wide spectrum of health benefits, but weight loss does not appear to be one of them.  Experts now say that you can’t outrun your forks and the notion that moving more will translate to weight loss is a dangerous one.  Two things result from this flawed notion:  1) for individuals, it may effectively discourage exercise when results aren’t seen on scales and  2) for the media and entertainment industries, it often leads to the perpetuation of the “people-with-obesity-are-just-lazy” stereotype.  So, do we need to unhitch exercise from our weight-management wagons?

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