Denis over at the Fitness Nerd wrote some good commentary on an absurd article gracing the cover of the latest issue of Time magazine. And while he’s promised a major diatribe from yours truly, I’m going to let him have the stage for a while as I calm down and regain my wits.
I’m not sure if there’s a paragraph in John Cloud’s article that I don’t take issue with. The number of counter points that I could make off the top of my head to his hypothesis (that you don’t need to exercise) could fill a book. But what I want to know, more than anything else, is how an article making such physiological inaccuracies like “converting fat to muscle” has made the cover of Time? Have times gotten so tough that they no longer employ editors and fact checkers?