Two years ago I wrote about my knee problems for the first time.
I also compared what I think of as “magazine math” such as “An average person walking half an hour a day will lose 13 pounds a year” with an actual study involving an hour of aerobics a day, 6 days a week for a year…and resulted an average loss of 3 or 4 pounds. MORE effort than the hypothetical half-hour walk, for LESS weight loss. Hello?
This is why I don’t expect exercise to create big, noticeable weight loss. Exercise DOES have benefits, including improving mobility, balance, and strength. It can improve your heart, lungs, joints, cholesterol, insulin sensitivity, bone, and your overall health. But our culture often ignores those benefits in the quest for thinness.