During a networking event, a doctor that was addressing the audience said, “exercise is not how you lose weight.” While I sort of agree I think we have to be more judicial in how we present that concept. His statement sounded to me, like giving folks a reason to skip out on exercise. Check out this Let’s Chat video and them my summary of points below.
1. Weight is not simply calorie exchange. Food does play a part but that’s because food gives our body information.
2. Toxins can play a part in weight loss also. The body may hold on to fat to save your life, literally, as that is where it stores toxins so that they don’t cause organ damage.
3. Emotions can play a huge part. “One analysis of 57,000 women found that those who experienced physical or sexual abuse as children were twice as likely to be addicted to food.” https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/12/sexual-abuse-victims-obesity/420186/
Exercise SHOULD be incorporated into your lifestyle whether you’re trying to lose weight or not, and even if you are trying to gain weight.
– creates heat and helps with internal circulation and with the activity of exchange, i.e. getting nutrients in and waste out;
– lowers cortisol and stress hormones
– increases receptor site activity for hormones.
Too much exercise will work against you because your body needs a balance of activity AND rest so it can complete repair and regeneration.
Even if it’s just a few minutes of jumping up and down in your house, your body will thank you now and later.