Now there is an interesting question: Is it physically possible to shed belly fat with no exercise? Let me phrase that question a little differently, is a lack of exercise the only cause of people getting fat?

There is a cliche that holds a lot of truth: It is impossible to outrun a bad diet. And that is where the opportunity opens for an industry to make billions telling people what they want to hear.

The inconvenient truth is that getting fat and sick requires a certain lifestyle, while being lean and healthy requires a very different lifestyle. While exercise or training will help a lean body become toned, it is not the factor that differentiates the one lifestyle choice from the other.