If you link exercise to weight loss can lead to statements and recommendations like these


I have long been asking for a redesign of the exercise to promote it based on all its incredible benefits, and explicitly not in the name of weight loss.

While on paper there is no doubt that people can to lose weight through exercise (and research studies too), in practice in general no. And although there is certainly the suggestion that exercise helps to keep the weight off (or serves as an indicator or inspiration for maintaining a whole series of behavioral changes affecting weight) when it comes to public health, I believe that focusing on weight loss as a result of the choice in exercise interventions, it is in danger of dissolving these interventions when there is no weight loss.

Helping me to speak is a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study, by applying school-based policies to prevent obesity: Concentrated group testing, looked at the impact of school nutrition and physical exercise policies had a lot of weight.

The study found that while school nutrition policies seemed to have an impact on weight over time, school policies on physical activity did not.

Of course, at least, the effects of physical activity policies on other health-related parameters (blood pressure, blood sugar, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, mood, sleep, attention, learning, and others) were not measured or at least not reported. ) – Things I think the bibliography will support as much more likely to see exercise-related improvements.

But it is the conclusion of the abstract study that took me, as I think it does a great job to emphasize the risk of adherence to exercise as an important weight loss factor. Here is the whole (emphasizing my own),

"This randomized cluster test demonstrated the effectiveness of providing support for the implementation of school nutrition policies, but not physical activity policies, to reduce BMI increases in secondary school students. The results can lead to future school interventions. "

Suffice it to say that I think it would be incredible shame if such results lead to future interventions on physical activity related to school as the benefits of exercise are myriad, which these results completely ignore and if these results lead anything , led to the avoidance or elimination of schooling policies for physical exercise, which would leave children on so many levels.

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