Caloric mythologies

Another really interesting article by Gina Kolata. This one is about misconceptions about caloric intake and caloric burn–it is constantly surprising to me how little people know about health issues like this one. For instance, I am really shocked to hear that a spinning instructor would tell their class that they just burned 900 calories in 45 minutes.

I guess people will believe what they want to believe about health-related things. And I will probably continue to be surprised by it. In the end, it all makes sense, I guess. Our country didn’t get its high obesity rate by having a thorough comprehension of diet and exercise.

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