March 1st, 2010
A recent article in Time Magazine, titled, Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin, unflatteringly shines a spotlight on the limits of exercise, and its ability to elicit significant weight loss in trained individuals.
I often talk to, and warn my clients that exercise will have a finite ability to bring about major changes to their bodies (significant weight and body fat loss) unless they decide to start training as if they were Olympic Athletes: harder, longer, and more frequently. For most of my client’s (if not all), training as if they were Olympic Athletes would be unrealistic and practically impossible.
And so, I council them on how important a role nutrition play’s in their over-all pursuit of their weight loss and body fat goals. I remind them that positive food choices (along with consistent exercise over the long term, as well as for some — permanent and sustainable lifestyle change) offers them the greatest potential for major changes to their bodies.
And so I challenge my readers (and my clients) to celebrate National Nutrition Month by adopting ONE significant nutritional change that will move them closer to their over-all health and fitness goals.
Why Time Magazine’s Article on Exercise and Weight Loss Could Be Harmful to Your Health,
By Dr. Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of The American Council on Exercise.
Don’t Stop Exercising!
By Dr. Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.