An obese person doesn’t have to increase their physical activity level one iota in order to lose weight, they just need to eat less. ‒ Lord Ian McColl of Dulwich, professor of surgery and former Shadow Health Minister
Ever since the obesity epidemic became a public health crisis, the conventional wisdom has been that lack of exercise is to blame ‒ in essence, that we’re doing less activity and, as a result, we’re getting fatter.
But this is pure fiction, and has been promulgated, mainly by the food industry, and scientists who received research funding from them, to deflect blame from their irresponsible and aggressive marketing of junk food to the most vulnerable members of society, including children.
However, exercising in the correct way and thus reducing the risk of injury is also crucial. Engaging in ‘mindful movement’ is perhaps a better description of what we should all be thinking about.