Does Exercise Really Make Us Thinner?

The Scientist and the Stairmaster
Why most of us believe that exercise makes us thinner—and why we’re wrong.

This six-part article takes a frank look at the exercise explosion that we Americans bought into, trying to keep from getting fat.  How did we come to believe exercise is the answer, what are the processes involved in exercise that actually work against us, and what does the scientific research show?  “Despite half a century of efforts to prove otherwise, scientists still can’t say that exercise will help keep off the pounds.”

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