Friday, January 18

BBC Gains Balance

Life Balance of Exercise and Eating

I criticised an anonymous article from the BBC earlier this month for being unbalanced and sensationalist. Now, I am very pleased to see the bias properly addressed.

Health reporter, Clare Murphy, has written a far better article, obviously from careful research and a clear understanding of issues surrounding obesity. Included are these centrepiece quotes which help outline the misconception that weight is linking only to what you eat:

But ironically, despite the fact that today's children no longer see crisps as a treat, the older generation probably consumed more fat.

The 1950s child also took more exercise, and the balance between food and energy expenditure is a key one.

So perhaps we can stop blaming food for lack of fitness and weight issues, and now look at both sides of the equation; Eating and exercise need to be balanced.

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