Earlier this year, the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges stated that 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week can be more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by at least 30%. In fact, they described exercise as ‘The Miracle Cure’.
However, they've also pointed out that physical activity does not promote weight loss - something the fast food and snack industry doesn't want you to find out. At Ambition our opinion is that dietary and lifestyle changes can account for up to 80% of weight lost, with the right type of exercise (and please note, it must be the right type) providing the 'fine tuning' and the final 20%.
Obesity is not due to a lack of exercise, it is due mainly to a bad diet. A recent article in the Guardian highlights a new medical paper that makes this point well.
We use two apps to help our clients establish an accurate record of what they eat and its macronutrient and micronutrient content. read more