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Does physical activity prevent weight gain? The answer will surprise you.

By Marcus Santer

Well, it might be greyer than a sharks armpit this morning…

And raining like a urinating cow.

But – Zoo-Wee-Mama!

I tell ya…

It’s been a long while since a piece of research got me this excited.

Yeah, you’re probably right… Maybe I should get out more.

But then you’d have to do your own research =)


What’s this all about?

It’s to do with this study:

Physical activity does not influence obesity risk:
time to clarify the public health message.

Your right, I was salivating too when I saw the title.

You can – and should – read the full article here.

But in case you don’t have the time let me try and sum it up.

Though, please keep in mind this is my best current understanding of the subject.

Because having just skimmed the article and several of the debate articles seeking to undermine the original authors findings and read the authors response to the commentaries…

I might change my mind =)

Here are the highlights:


Nobody is claiming you don’t need physical exercise.

Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water here folks!

Because exercise is proven to give you the following benefits:

It’s just that when it comes to weight management the data shows physical activity really isn’t all that.


I’ve barely had time to scratch the surface on this study and the debate it’s sparked.

But rest assured I will.

And as always I’ll be sharing the best findings with my treasured inner circle of ZEN Beasts in the ZEN+ Journal.

Though maybe not this month as it’s already shaping up to be a bit of beast itself.

If you’re not a Journal reader yet…

You can rectify that…

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Bye for now


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