Exercise & Weight Loss

Exercise & Weight Loss

In a recent article, published in Time magazine, one woman, the author, discusses her battle of attempting weight loss through exercise. A major point throughout her article centers on the fact that often, after a grueling workout, we have the desire to “reward” ourselves with a treat that might provide hundreds of calories more than our workout burned. Also, the ravenous appetite the workout provides feeds our desire for a reward. If you haven’t read the article, click on the link above for an interesting read.

Runner’s World online had an interesting response to the article, encouraging a balanced approach to exercise that is very similar to my recommendations.

We know that cardiovascular exercise is wonderful for your heart, bones, and overall health. So, I don’t recommend that you quit exercising or think of exercising as a license to eat anything you want. Try balancing calories in with calories expended – often a little exercise can help keep this balance in check. Try to get in 30-60 minutes of exercise each day for good health – this can be all at once or spread throughout the day. Enjoy your workout – whether it’s a walk, jog, or playing volleyball (or Wallyball) with friends. Then, enjoy eating healthfully throughout the day.