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Why NOT to Renew Your Gym Membership This Year

1. Exercise really doesn’t help you lose weight; unless you do a LOT of it.

You almost have to be a professional loser. One study showed that women over 40 years old who do moderate exercise 60 minutes a day, five days a week, will maintain their weight but they won’t lose weight.

2. Exercise makes you hungry.

An hour of cycling on an exercise bike for a 190-pound person will burn off 689 calories. Get off that bike and hit the nut bowl and you’re doomed. One cup of cocktail peanuts will set you back 828 calories. People have a tendency to munch when they are done exercising. Even one of those little teeny chocolate covered peanut butter power bars will have over 200 calories and after a tough workout most people don’t grab that as their reward treat. And don’t get me started on quenching your post exercise thirst with a beer.


3. You can get just as much benefit from doing short sprints in your driveway.

The PACE Program written by Dr. Sears suggests that short sprints that work your heart are much better for you than running at a moderate speed all over the neighborhood...

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