Yoni Freedhoff MD, one of Canada’s most outspoken obesity experts, shows why exercise -- while super critical to good health -- is a futile tool for weight loss.
Worth watching in its entirety, but skip to the summary at 37 mins if you want just the bottom line.
Sugary drink makers would like us to think that with the right amount of exercise we'd be able to burn off as much soda they want us to buy. Soda makers promote -- and fund research in support of -- a message that says balancing our intake with enough exercise is the secret to solving the obesity epidemic.
Evidence proves otherwise, and this talk explains why.
Nothing can balance a sugary-drink-fast-food lifestyle. Even mighty exercise, the most powerful health promoting elixir of them all isn't up to the task. Exercise can lead to weight loss, but not through making us a calorie-burning furnace, but rather through changing our eating habits. After treating your body to physical activity one might be more inclined to take yet another step, and also treat it to nutritious food and eat more mindfully.