I'm glad to see the positive comments about this article. So often when it appears, the same comments appear about it being "depressing" or "discouraging"
The truth is hard to accept. The article clearly states that any movement is better than none. At 69 I'm not headed for the Olympic team (not at 29 either). The point here is to improve, to challenge yourself and what constitutes a challenge is different for everyone.
My hard truth was the caution not to become an "active couch potato" - a vigorous workout followed by a day of loafing around.
As for calorie burn, your body knows what's it's burning regardless of the calories quoted. The point of the article is to take a hard, honest look at what you are doing, especially if you are not seeing results.
Weight loss/maintenance is 80% diet and 20% exercise. If you can't exercise then it's even more important to honestly track those food calories.
- 6/14/2016 9:40:36 AM