Exercise Has Minor Effect On Weight Loss, Claim New Studies

September 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
fatSep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you thought that exercising regularly would help you lose those extra kilos in your body, then perhaps you are wrong. A latest study suggests that exercise has negligible impact on weight. More and more studies both in United Kingdom and in United States have come up with findings that exercise would have little impact on the weight if proper diet is not followed at the same time. A non-profit medical research establishment in United States named Mayo Clinic has mentioned that general studies have found “modest weight loss with exercise alone” adding at the same time that an exercise regime is most unlikely to result in short-term weight loss in comparison to what is achieved with dietary changes.

The simple mathematics that goes behind the exercise regime followed by most of the fitness freak people is that the calories consumed should be expended through physical work. All the calories that one cannot burn through physical exercise gets stored up in the body resulting in accumulation of fat. Dr Susan Jebb, head of nutrition and health research at the Medical Research Council, however says that all is not so simple as it seems to be.

Dr Susan Jebb maintains that although it is theoretically possible that one burns more calories than consumed by exercising, in practical scenario it is not possible. She holds that to burn all the calories one consumes, the individual needs to do an “awful lot more exercise than most people realize”. According to her, to burn an approximate amount of 500 calories one need to cycle for two hours. However, there is no denying the fact that the traditional way of exercising helps to keep an individual fit.

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