I wanted to extend a big thanks to Amby Burfoot, editor at Runner’s World, for embracing and linking to my blog post, Is Exercise Derailing Your Efforts to Lose Weight . It’s heartening to know others are joining in the endeavor to discredit Time Magazine’s recent article titled, Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin. You don’t expect such irresponsible journalism from a publication such as Time (at least I don’t), but apparently all ethics and morals fly out the window when it comes to stirring up controversy to sell a few more magazines. It’s the old adage that any publicity is good publicity.
Hopefully there will be enough of a backlash against Time and the article’s author, John Cloud, to discourage such underhanded attempts in the future. More importantly, hopefully the public will see this article for what it is: a combination of faulty science and skewed research. Exercise confers so many positive benefits (including aiding in weight loss and improving body composition) that it would be tragic if even one person is swayed to stop exercising by Mr. Cloud’s drivel. Spread the word: Exercise is good for your waistline. Really!