Correlating Obesity and Physical Activity
In It’s Not About the Calories Gary Taubes declares the Let’s Move campaign misguided:
Take Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, one of the most high-profile examples of this mistaken approach to the problem. The principles of Let’s Move! sound good. Who would be against getting kids to be more physically active and eat more fruits and vegetables? But anyone who thinks that will reverse the obesity epidemic is sorely mistaken.
Taubes seems to think exercise doesn’t matter when it comes to weight management, but the 8 states with adult obesity over 30% are all on the The Laziest States in America list.
It’s not about the calories? Really?