Obesity treatment: weight loss vs. increasing fitness and physical activity to reduce health risks


Obesity prevalence has increased dramatically over the past 40 years. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries (GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators et al., 2017).


Increasing physical activity reduces the risk of death more effectively than losing weight. Hence - the conclusion: the fight against overweight and obesity has the wrong goal - you need not to count the kilograms, but to focus on training.


"Regular physical activity improves cardiometabolic health better than weight loss programs."

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