When Working Out
Isn't the Answer

After pouring through more than 60 of the latest studies and research on the topic of weight loss and fitness, Vox's senior health correspondent, Julia Belluz, has found that working out is pretty useless when it comes to losing weight. She checks in with a senior investigator at the National Institute of Health who explains it this way: "Exercise is probably the best single thing you can do other than stopping smoking to improve your health," he says. "But don't think of it as a weight loss tool." This handy five minute video easily explains why—along with what you should know if you're looking to drop some pounds.


According to recent statistics, almost three out of four men in America are considered to be overweight or obese. (Source: NIDDK)