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MsWicked

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Posted: 13 Oct 2009, 21:22
Let's talk about this!

DOES exercise REALLY help you lose weight?

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1914857,00.html

Read the article and post what you think!
phytto

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Posted: 14 Oct 2009, 05:07
It does not help lose weight, it's pretty known fact. But it's make body more beautiful. For me, this is the reason I got to gym.
DuManchu

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Posted: 14 Oct 2009, 09:35
Exercise is merely part of the equation. I exercise because I want to be in good shape again, and to increase my overall strength.

A nice side effect is the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn naturally. So it does help in that way, but I'd still say it's only 20% of the weight loss equation.
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Divided By...

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Posted: 14 Oct 2009, 13:46
MsWicked wrote:

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.

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jcd

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Posted: 16 Oct 2009, 04:18
Divided By Zero wrote:
MsWicked wrote:

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.


That is an excellent synopsis.
Simavision

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Posted: 16 Oct 2009, 05:24
So what I am seeing is that things like the 10k Steps systems might be a good way to go (and the way for me). I know that has been successful for me in the past. And in order to reach 10k steps you have to put extra "movement" all through your day or you will never make it. But that movement does not need to be strenuous so should not cause the over compensation the article talks about. The article makes sense to me based on my own habits. It does not mean don't exercise, I don't think it just means that. But it may not need to be the intense rigorous version we see advertised every where. That works great from some and I think nearer the end when you are toning and such may well be required, but I have a LOT of weight to go. I think walking my steps to get at least below 200lbs might well be better for my physic and psyche!
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