It’s Not About Being Fat – Why Exercise Matters

You may have read a post or heard me say that exercise is not about weight loss. I say that a lot because it is a common myth. If you have significant weight to lose, exercise — no matter how much — will not get you to your goal. Weight loss is about food and hormones. Exercise can aid in your weight loss indirectly, but the theory of calories-in-calories-out is a myth. That doesn’t mean exercise is unimportant. Here is why it is VERY important. Using an evidence-based approach, the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Exercise (1996) identified...