Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 19:35
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IMG_2331.JPGHave you read Time magazine’s cover story, “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin”It’s an interesting piece on a theory
IMG_3215.JPG(supported by scientific evidence) that exercise does not help individuals shed lbs. Instead, the author argues, exercise actually stimulates hunger. The result: post-workout people are overindulging on food, eating more calories than they’ve
 
IMG_2571.JPGactually burned. I get it! In fact just last week I wrote that swimming makes me hungry and that after the pool I need food
DSCN0028.JPG(and no I don’t always choose the healthiest snacks). But that doesn’t mean that I’m ready to throw in the towel on sweating. For me, exercise has always been about so much more than losing or
DSCN0077.JPGmaintaining my weight. I workout to challenge myself, to connect with fellow moms, to be part of a team, to try new things, and to have FUN! Most importantly I exercise to keep my heart healthy, and to prevent whatever diseases I can, so hopefully I can stick around to see grandkids. If exercise won’t make you thin, will you continue to make working out part of your daily routine?

 

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