I get the “How do I get rid of this?” question many times every month. The gym member then grabs the fat on the back of her arm, the front of his abdomen, and/or the side of her thigh. My answer is nearly always disappointing. Everyone wants a miracle, spot-reducing, metabolism- boosting exercise activity. They do not want to talk about food preparation, drinking less beer, eating more vegetables, or not buying Oreos.
If you have five minutes, take the time to read Dr. Aaron Carroll’s article from The New York Times, “To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important than Exercising More.“ A consistent program of exercise is a “miracle cure” for many life threatening problems, and it will make nearly every aspect of our existence better. Combine a proper program of exercise with some steady modifications of your diet and the fat loss magic happens.
To read the article, click on the link below:
-Michael O’Hara, P.T., OCS, CSCS