Is exercise better than weight loss for your health? – Diet Doctor Podcast with Glenn Gaesser, PhD

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Exercise is not the best lever for losing weight, but despite this, exercise can play an important role in a healthy lifestyle. But, is exercise more important than weight loss, and should exercise be our primary health focus? Professor Glen Gaesser makes that case with research to support his claim.

Table of content:
0:00 Introduction
3:48 Prof. Gaesser’s journey in the field of exercise
6:14 Focusing on fitness vs weight loss
11:51 What defines an exercise routine?
18:07 Nutrition for metabolic health benefits
27:14 The focus on nutrition, body composition and exercise
33:54 Metabolic dysfunctions despite an adequate exercise
40:28 The importance of cardio vs resistance training
45:43 A weight loss protocol: fat mass vs fat-free mass
56:19 Closing

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