For 40 years, I've attempted to lose weight through exercise. I take brisk walks for approximately two to three hours each week, as you instruct. However, I'm on the verge of quitting since I'm unable to lose enough weight to make the exercise worthwhile. Is there another reason why I should continue?
Yes. There is. Continue exercising even if you are unable to achieve a healthy weight. Why? Because consistent exercise has huge health benefits, even if you are unable to maintain a healthy weight. This idea is supported by a new comprehensive study of the health benefits of regular exercise, which will be published in the journal Science on October 22, 2021.