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Up until recently I did this as part of my weight loss programme. The theory is sound, eat LESS calories, burn MORE calories LOSE more weight.
But how can this be? I hear you cry. What follows is a summery of the summery of the research as outlined in New Scientist 25th August 2012 page 39.
The reasons, the detail is in the article, is because exercise; flushes all manner of shit out of your system reducing the risk of heart attacks by 30-50%. It alters the structure of fatty triglyceride particles (bad for you) making it easier for the body to break them down. Lowers the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (by helping the body deal with glucose in various ways) and helps burn off excess sugar.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, exercise is good for you - we get it - so what?
You have to de-link exercise from weight loss. The exercise is doing you a ton of good regardless of whether you shed a single kilo or not. Thus diet failure (and all diets like all political careers end in failure) is not an excuse to stop exercising. So now when I'm struggling up Kite Hill I no longer tell myself that I'm doing it to lose weight I tell myself I'm doing it so I can outlive those thin bastards who sit in front of the TV all day.
Two and half hours a week - please, I spent more time on twitter over the last two days than that.