Now quickly start jogging so that the swimming trunks fit? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, says the American evolutionary biologist Herman Pontzer. In an interview, he presents his surprising research results – and explains why movement is still essential for us humans.
Mr. Pontzer, during these weeks many people lace up their running shoes in order to lose a few more kilos before the holidays. Is this the best way?
Unfortunately, that doesn’t help at all when it comes to losing weight.
I’m sorry, what? I just ran a few kilometers here on the university campus. My fitness watch praised me for burning an extra 300 calories. I should be a bit slimmer then.
No, I have to disappoint you, it doesn’t work that way. Being physically active and exercising doesn’t mean you burn 300 more calories a day than someone who hasn’t exercised. Even if your fitness tracker says so.
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