Long live the ThighMaster

Turns out exercise helps you lose weight. Apparently, a lot of people disagree. There’s an ongoing debate between the importance of cutting calorie intake vs. burning more calories through exercise. While we’re not going to weigh in on the debate (see what we did there), it seems like cutting calories and exercising would be helpful. In one study, 90% of people who lose significant weight and keep it off exercise at least one hour a day. While another study says increased activity does not correspond with increased energy expenditure. You can’t ask someone who gets winded walking upstairs to run for 30 minutes and you can’t ask someone used to taking in 5,000 calories a day to start taking in 1,500. Moderation and time people, moderation and time. Ok, you’ve weighted long enough. Here’s the original ThighMaster commercial. Wow, just wow. Still better than the Shake Weight, amiright?