The Only Reasons to Exercise

It’s been said before: “You can’t outrun your diet.”

Exercise is NOT the way to lose fat (though some types of exercise can help you lose weight). There are only three reasons to exercise (unless training for a sport then there are five reasons): 1. Building/maintaining lean muscle (including your heart). 2. To help (along with your diet and sleep) hormonal optimization/gene expression – in whatever endeavor direction you’re looking to go (mass building, fat loss, optimal health, et cetera). 3. Building/maintaining your movement palette – tumbling, hand-balancing, yoga, Pilates, martial art, dance, gymnastics, et cetera…

The other two reasons? Strength and conditioning…

If anyone says differently they are trying to sell you something – most likely, something you don’t need, or would ever want…

3 Replies to “The Only Reasons to Exercise”

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