The practice of physical exercise is not always enough to lose weight. A study published in the journal Current Biology reveals that the body adapts to high levels of exercise, so people do not necessarily burn more calories , even if they exercise more.
“Exercise is very important for health. There is tons of evidence that exercise is important to keep the body and mind healthy, and this work does not alter this message. Our work adds that it is also necessary for people to focus on diet, particularly when it comes to controlling weight and preventing or reversing healthy weight gain, “one study author, Herman, said in a press release.
The researcher gives an example of the Hadza, a traditional hunter-gatherer population in northern Tanzania. This population is very active, walks long distances daily and has daily intense physical work. Despite high activity levels, the researchers found that the population had a daily energy expenditure similar to those who live in a more sedentary way.