Experts have recently challenged the claim that physical exercise will combat obesity.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a report describing the low effect exercise on obesity itself, although it can help fight related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
In fact, many professionals advise against physical exercise for obese patients because it can be seriously injured and even end up in a hospital visit.
The best way to deal with obesity, says the report, is to eat less food.
The Biggest Food Industry Scam
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist, believes that the food industry uses manipulative marketing to profit from harmful products and endangers public health.
It is easy to see his reasoning, with many celebrity confirmations and fast food advertised in sports arenas and at sporting events.
These marketing campaigns refer to the fact that you can eat fatty fast food if you want to balance it with physical activity.
But Malhotra says, “That is unscientific and wrong. You cannot outrun a bad diet.”
The report has evidence that nearly 40% of people who maintain a normal weight will still see harmful metabolic abnormalities that often occur in obesity when they eat foods rich in fat, sodium and sugar.
Lancet’s global disease burden program has also shown that eating unhealthy food causes more health problems than alcohol, smoking and a lack of physical activity combined.
Malhotra warns that public health coverage is curtailed in the food industry and even when the messages became dependent on counting calories, the food was still unhealthy.
Research has shown that for every 150 extra sugar calories consumed by a person compared to fat calories, the chances of developing diabetes are elevenfold.
Is Exercise Important in Obesity Help?
“An obese person does not need to do one iota of exercise to lose weight, they just need to eat less. My biggest concern is that the messaging that is coming to the public suggests you can eat what you like as long as you exercise,” says Dr. Malhotra.
Other health professionals have warned against the complete lack of exercise, calling it “idiotic” to ignore the importance of physical activity.
But while physical activity is extremely important in a healthy lifestyle, the report suggests that for obesity specifically, the types of food that enter the body matters much more.