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The Great Exercise Debate, Where do you Stand

I am soooo glad someone put all of this info into one easy to read source. I knew the times article was wrong from the moment I saw the head lines. It is more or less bad facts and a person dislike for exercise put together for a story to sell articles, and does not tell the truth.

The Daily Spark did a good job of putting out the real info, and making it easier to understand (I did learn a few things, even I did not know, and I have been dealing with the health industry people for almost a decade).

The most useful part of the article for me?

The fact that exercise does not burn FAT, but it does increase your metabolism so that when you are at rest, you CAN burn MORE fat to replace the energy you used while Exercising.

This is why 30mins 3 to 5 times a week work better than 2 hours once a week.

I learned something actually useful to my every date life today....

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Date: 2009-08-19 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petrona.livejournal.com
The fact that exercise does not burn FAT, but it does increase your metabolism so that when you are at rest, you CAN burn MORE fat to replace the energy you used while Exercising.

Actually I thought the article was somewhat confusing. It made the "how do you burn fat" explanation complicated. What I got out of it is that you burn fat from doing moderate to light, regular activity (walking around, dusting etc). It says the energy you used up while exercising, is busy regenerating from the stored nutrients in your muscle, and while your body is busy using up the muscles, your fat then has a chance to do something useful. Honestly, kind of confusing. And I read it three times. But the synopsis (at least for me) is exercise to keep your muscles busy so your fat gets a chance to work itself off while you are doing regular, ambulatory stuff.

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Date: 2009-08-19 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvalkyri.livejournal.com
One of the things in the TIME article was that people after exercise are a) hungrier and b) likely to reward themselves with food. Which will likely negate any calories they burned in the exercise as a) they will usually underestimate how many calories are in the food and b) overestimate how many calories they burned with the exercise.

I got annoyed with TIME for stating this in the article and yet maintaining that this was the fault of exercise and not lack of education re calorie intake/burn.

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Date: 2009-08-19 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arashinomoui.livejournal.com
While I actually tend to over-estimate the amount of calories I consume (that's the pessimist) I was surprised to see the calorie count for how few direct calories exercise burnt off.

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