Monday, August 4, 2008

The Myth of Moderate Exercise

A recent article in Time magazine titled "The Myth of Moderate Exercise" I hope catches the attention of the public. It shows why moderate exercise, that is 30 minutes of activity most days of the week, is NOT enough to lose weight. It is no wonder why so many people feel frustrated they aren't losing weight fast enough. With the obesity problem now prominent among children as well as adults, it is important we all learn the following.

Although it is clear that more physical activity not only helps lose weight, but also it is important that the increased activity is sustained lifelong to maintain the weight. Calorie restriction also helps immensely as well. The trick also is that is too must be lifelong.

Find out how much activity you must do if you eat certain foods by reviewing the fun, interactive, and eye-opening experience Portion Distortion Quiz.

If we as a country are going to be healthier, then we all need to realize that the way to lose weight and keep it off is simply and as hard as eat less and move more.

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