It's common knowledge that weight loss = “eat less, exercise more.” So when a group of doctors made the claim that exercise actually doesn’t help with weight loss, our skepticism was eager to weigh in. According to their research, being overweight is much more likely to be caused by an unhealthy diet rather than lack of exercise. As one doctor tells it, “You can’t outrun a bad diet.” However, other experts are quick to point out that the doctors downplay the importance of physical activity in boosting metabolism. While we think the doctors make some great points about cracking down on misleading claims made by the food industry or celebrities endorsing unhealthful beverages or products, we still think that a healthy weight is best achieved by a combination of diet and exercise. What's your take on this article? Do you agree that diet is more important than exercise or that the two should be treated as equals? Let us know in the comments!
'You Can't Outrun a Bad Diet', Doctors Say
October 31, 2016