This poster was in my twitter timeline today and it annoyed me. 140 chars isn’t enough to really explain why however so I thought I would bring it on here.
My problem is this, all those advantages the greater strength, improved fitness, peak performance, delayed ageing and reduced risk of diseases AREN’T the byproduct of losing fat but of the training, of making healthy choices. Fat loss could occur with the inclusion of correct nutrition but “correct nutrition” doesn’t have to mean you lose weight. You shouldn’t think that losing fat is going to have those benefits that are listed. It’s misleading.
Some people will probably think I am over thinking this. And maybe they are right. But the most important thing about exercise is it can make you healthy and to see it reduced to simply losing weight or fat (which also reinforces an unrealistic ideal for most women) is frustrating.
Great blog post I read yesterday
I’ll let Nia Shanks have the final word