'You cannot outrun a bad diet' according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. While physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers, it does not promote weight loss. Dr Malhorta, the author of the study and an outspoken critic of food industry behaviour, says 'Let's bust the myth of physical activity and obesity....In the past 30 years as obesity has rocketed, there has been little change in physical activity levels in the western population. This places the blame for our expanding waistlines directly on the type and amount of calories consumed'. The study goes further to suggest eating a diet higher in fat and lower in carbs and sugar is the way to avoid excess weight gain.
Keep eating your five-a-day!