There have been some interesting news reports lately on exercise and diet…what’s best for losing weight, what’s best for your health, and so on.
Time Magazine did a piece on “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin” and it was interesting to see the reactions that varied among my friends. Some saw the point that they still need to watch calories and focused on that. My personal reaction was one of disappointment as the author seemed to be suggesting there is no point in exercising for those who want to lose weight, because they will only wind up eating more. Men’s Health did a nice rebuttal to this article: “Is Exercise a Waste of Time?”
On the dietary side of things, I’ve been eating a boatload this year but also trying to pay more attention to where my food comes from and what is “in” it. After reading “In Defense of Food” (the followup to “Omnivore’s Dilemma”) and some other books, I began to take a closer look at what I was buying, what the ingredients were, where it came from, what processed foods I could eliminate, where else I could shop, and how I could transition to more locally grown/raised produce and meat. Another recent Time article, “Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food,” spells out many of the reasons why I’ve been making these changes.
Just some food for thought on a Monday :)