Excercise Alone is NOT Enough

An article published in Time magazine was a nice source of information and brings up some concepts that are worth studying. Here are a few quotes that I found quite interesting and that most of us don’t give a second thought.

Gatorade or Gato-rage?

After we exercise, we often crave sugary calories like those in muffins or in “sports” drinks like Gatorade. A standard 20-oz. bottle of Gatorade contains 130 calories. If you’re hot and thirsty after a 20-minute run in summer heat, it’s easy to guzzle that bottle in 20 seconds, in which case the caloric expenditure and the caloric intake are probably a wash. From a weight-loss perspective, you would have been better off sitting on the sofa knitting.

Biggest Loser or Gainer?

If you’re more physically active, you’re going to get hungry and eat more.” Gortmaker, who has studied childhood obesity, is even suspicious of the playgrounds at fast-food restaurants. “Why would they build those?” he asks. “I know it sounds kind of like conspiracy theory, but you have to think, if a kid plays five minutes and burns 50 calories, he might then go inside and consume 500 calories or even 1,000.

Reference: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1914974,00.html

So if you are after weight-loss then you should re-examine your ‘recovery’ and ‘sports’ drinks…you and I are not professional athletes. As a man of science and empirical evidence I thought I would never say this but…

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