Exercise is crucial but… (via she scoops. (beta))

I was forwarded an article just the other day from a friend and after reading it all I could do is shake my head and think, here we go again. The article essentially misleads people into believing that exercise is not useful in your mission for weight loss. This article reminds me of another article written last year for Time Magazine about why exercise won’t make you thin. Time and time again we have these exercise bashers out there who think that because they are ineffective at what they do that they can pull a bunch of research together that seemingly supports their claim to write a controversial article. I’m here to defend those who believe in exercise and there is tons of research out there that clearly links exercise to “long term” weight loss. Notice I said “Long term”. The key is to identify your parameters.

After reading the original article, funny enough I stumbled upon this blog that had something to say on the matter and linked back to the original article. The author asked for comments and perspective so I provided my 2 cents. Have a look at the post and the original article.

Exercise is crucial but... …it could be your dietary choices that dictate  how close you will be to your ‘healthy weight.’ Courtesy of The Guardian, a paper local to the British Isles: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/19/exercise-dieting-public-health This recent article sheds light on the latest scientific findings regarding exercise’s role in weight … Read More

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About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

One Response to Exercise is crucial but… (via she scoops. (beta))

  1. Polly M says:

    Hi Rich. I appreciate your perspective. You make good points. Never fear my commitment to the holistic approach to healthy living and I know, based on my own experience, that daily exercise is crucial. In my mind, anything one reads online (or elsewhere) especially about one’s health needs to be taken in context; definitely not alone. Polly.

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