Day: January 1, 2021

A fitness magazine apologized for telling people to ‘burn off those Christmas calories’ with exercise

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You don’t have to ‘burn off’ food consumed over Christmas. Getty
  • Women’s Fitness magazine apologized for a tweet encouraging people to “burn off those Christmas calories” with exercise.

  • The tweet was condemned by health professionals for promoting the “damaging” notion that movement should be punishment for eating.

  • “Because exercise is too often portrayed as a way to burn off food, it’s not seen as an enjoyable part of life and therefore long-term health outcomes aren’t often achieved,” registered nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert told Insider.

  • Women’s Fitness did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for further comment.

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A British fitness magazine apologized after posting a tweet encouraging people to “burn off those Christmas calories” with exercise.

On December 27, Women’s Fitness tweeted: “Are you getting out for a run, walk or cycle today? It’s a great day to burn off those Christmas calories… post

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