A new study shows a possible reason. People who are very physically active do not necessarily burn more calories than people who are moderately active. The body seems to adapt, possibly by resting more after exercising.
It may be one of the main reasons why exercise is not useful for weight loss. Exercise is good for health, strength, well-being, many things. But when it comes to weight loss, it’s almost all about what you eat.
- The Guardian: Exercise Alone Won’t Cause Weight Loss, Study Shows
- Cell: Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans
Exercise can be a bonus while losing weight, but you’ll have to do it in a smart way: