Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Exercise Is Pointless

As loyal readers know, Nanny has a bee in her bonnet about obesity and exercise; she is of the view that we are lazy bastards who need to exercise a lot more.

Well, blinkey blonkey blimey along comes three international experts who (in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine) blow a large hole in Nanny's obsession, by stating that physical activity has little role in tackling obesity.

The experts instead want Nanny to lecture us about our unhealthy eating (she does that anyway!).

Seemingly, if the experts are to be believed, activity is a key part of staving off diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia. However, its impact on obesity is minimal.

Dr Aseem Malhotra is quoted by the BBC:
"An obese person does not need to do one iota of exercise to lose weight, they just need to eat less. My biggest concern is that the messaging that is coming to the public suggests you can eat what you like as long as you exercise. 

That is unscientific and wrong. You cannot outrun a bad diet."
In the bubble of academia in which experts live (outwith reality), this is reasoning is perfectly sound and valid. However, once transmitted to the real world, the message becomes confused and people end up not knowing what to do.

It is a matter of common sense that if you eat a balanced diet (with occasional lapses), and do sensible exercise (eg walking), then you will be healthier.

Nanny's shrill voice, and confused messages, simply confuse and annoy people.

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1 comment:

  1. Had a new Ford Focus hire car earlier. Damn thing was so aerodynamic I kept bashing my head against the door. Consequently, neither myself nor my my wife were inclined to get out and do walking.

    FWIW, it was one of the "eco" doofreys. Pride myself of spoiling that. "14.99"mpg.