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Why exercising doesn't always mean you burn calories – BBC REEL

Why exercising doesn't always mean you burn calories – BBC REEL

Why exercising doesn't always mean you burn calories – BBC REEL

Common sense led us to believe that humans were programmed to be as physically active as they can and that the more exercise we do, the more calories we burn.

But from an evolutionary standpoint – these ideas are just myths. Dr Daniel Lieberman, author of ‘Exercised’, and Dr Herman Pontzer, author of ‘Burn’, explain why.

Video Journalists: Izabela Cardoso & Fernando Teixeira
Executive Producer: Griesham Taan

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  1. Obviously, it’s still possible to lose weight on any diet – just eat fewer calories than you burn, right? The problem with this simplistic advice is that it ignores the elephant in the room: hunger. Most people don’t like to “just eat less,” as it may result in having to go hungry forever. Sooner or later, many will likely give up and eat without restriction, hence the prevalence of “yo-yo dieting.” While it should be possible to lose weight on any diet, some appear to make it easier and some to make it much harder.

    The main advantage of the low-carb diet is that it may cause you to want to eat less. Even without counting calories, overweight people tend to eat fewer calories on low carb. Thus, calories count, but you don’t need to count them.

  2. Only equipment you need is yourself! You don’t need a Gym because you are the gym. You can do body weight exercises ex – push ups, planks, sit ups, body weight jump squats, lunges, running in place. Jumping jacks, if you a tree outside you can do pull -ups! You can do all of these exercises in your home or basement or backyard. Grab your AirPods/headphones and just do it. If you’re out of shape do just 10 mins & keep adding on until you can do a hour a day 3-5 x’s a week. You well feel great your ❤well be stronger. Watch your diet & you will lose weight. No gym needed.

  3. Well, this explains why I find exercising strictly for exercise sake soooo distasteful and difficult to maintain.
    I’ve found that making exercise part of getting stuff done works for me, walking and biking whenever possible.
    Of course, in the US, many places are dangerous or difficult to walk or bike anywhere, we’re so car-centric ☹️

  4. Ah, grossly irresponsible contrarian clickbait.

    This should be beneath the BBC by MILES. But aoparently not.

  5. One of the biggest barriers to people losing weight is that people have no idea how many calories processed foods contain and how few calories fruits, vegetables and most meats contain. If you were to eat the same weight of food, but with less calorie dense, but higher nutrient dense foods, you would lose a lot of weight without even leaving the couch. That being said, exercise is very good for the body for just about every reason you could think of. You can't outrun a bad diet, but a good diet and plenty of exercise are a winning combination.

  6. Sorry … but the talking-points in this video are blatantly self-contradictory.
    First we're told that our ancestors took great care to not waste energy by being unnecessarily physically active.
    Then we're told that our bodies don't use more energy the more physically active we are.

    Sure it might not scale linearly since, yes, evolution have probably optimized as much as possible. But the energy has to come from somewhere.

  7. TLDW: Exercising DOES mean you burn calories – quit spreading your false bullshit all over the internet. Thanks.

  8. It's not a huge surprise, they're eating entirely whole foods, no processed bullshit.
    People more physically active do 100% burn more calories than sedentary people, it's evident from body builders and athletes.
    Micheal phelps consumed 10k calories PER DAY thats the same amount of calories a 120lb woman is supposed to eat in an entire WEEK.

    This information is so misleading. More exercise increases your basal metabolic rate which means for u to be alive because your muscles are bigger you burn more energy just sitting around.

  9. This makes no sense. For all the elite athletes in athletics and triathlon that I have worked with, the more you train the more you need to eat to sustain the same weight. Otherwise, they end up losing weight and have REDS, we have seen this in coaching time and time again

  10. The times when I lost weight and got fittest without that being my aim was when I went on a holiday with friends that involved long daily walks carrying rucksacks while not passing anywhere to eat during the days. The other time was when I got an internal thrush infection in my digestive system following a course of anti-biotics. Then eating pasta, or other carbs, or drinking milk would give me a horrible painful stinging sensation in my stomach so I could only eat little and slowly and gave up milk. I lost so much weight that I could not believe it. I thought I must have cancer, and when my thrush was cured I started eating to prove I could put weight back on and didn't have cancer. Big mistake. I put weight back on and then could not shake it off again, as there was no painful consequence to eating and my hunger came back.

  11. couldn't be that their metabolism is calibrated to that lifestyle….? tale a regular euro/american and make them follow these tribes for a day and I bet you they'll collapse by end of day.

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