This week a study about weight loss and calories showed that there might actually be an easier way to present health data than the traditional calorie county. The study was focused on calorie count versus workout time displayed and the results were not that shocking to the people conducting the study. Apparently it is significantly more effective to show people just how long they’ll need to exercise than it is to simply show them a calorie count for whatever meal they’re ordering.
The study showed that average adults were significantly more likely to select the healthier meals when presented with exercise times in hours and minutes rather than calories. This makes sense because it is quite a bit easier to relate to times than it is to relate to calories. Obviously there is a follow up study being planned right now to determine whether this would actually help in the real world but doctors are very hopeful.
At this point no fast food restaurants or government agencies have bought into the idea of labeling food health based on workout times but it is definitely something that might happen in the future. This is great news because it will instinctively lead to healthier choices for millions of Americans that would otherwise make the wrong choice.