All you need to do to lose weight is exercise right? Wrong! Dr. Kevin Hall with the National Institute of Health has done numerous studies about the connection, or lack of, between exercising alone and weight loss. However, it is still important to exercise to maintain your overall health. Most of the calories we burn are doing everyday things like breathing and pumping blood through our veins: only 10-30 percent of the energy we use, is because of physical activity. If you want to lose weight, your best bet is to eat a healthy diet in combination with exercise.
- When it comes to losing weight, eating healthy has a much bigger impact than spending time at the gym
- we burn the most calories doing routine things (like breathing and digesting food), not sweating it out at the gym
- This isn’t to say you shouldn’t work out—regular exercise comes with tons of health benefits—but don’t expect more gym time to always lead to weight loss.
“When it comes to losing weight, eating healthy has a much bigger impact than spending time at the gym.”