DOES exercise REALLY help you lose weight?
Yes, it really does... but not in the way that most people think.
The VAST majority of your calories are burned by things you aren't doing. Your body burns calories for functions like breathing, keeping your heart pumping, thinking, etc., etc. Exercise only burns a small amount of calories in comparison. This is why it is so important to watch your calorie intake. No amount of exercise can make up for a s***ty diet.
That being said, exercise still burns extra calories. And more calories burned = more pounds lost. It just happens slower than most people would like.
Even though you won't burn a huge amount of calories, you still need to exercise for the physical and mental benefits. It just makes you an all around better person.
"You are now watchin' the throne. Don't let me into my zone. Don't let me into my zone.
I'm definitely in my zone."