Exercise Is Important, But Beware Of Claims That It Causes Weight Loss
THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRINT FROM HEALTH NEWSLETTER!
Feb 7 2017
CBS Local Pittsburgh – It’s possible that weight loss isn’t directly pushed by
exercising, according to a study conducted by Loyola University of
Working out promotes good health across the board but not necessarily
weight loss. Losing weight includes burning calories, but when the body
burns more calories, the hungrier it gets leading those lost calories being
replaced. Studies have also confirmed that notion as well as burning
calories through exercise doesn’t make up the majority of your body’s
“Our study results indicate that physical activity may not protect you from
gaining weight,” said Lara Dugas, lead author an assistant professor of
public health at the Loyola.
The study examined 2,000 people from five countries over three years.
They were measured by weigh ins and activity monitors.
“Researchers did not find any significant relationships between sedentary
time at the initial visit and subsequent weight gain or weight loss,” a press
release from the University stated. “The only factors that were
significantly associated with weight gain were weight at the initial visit,
age and gender.”