After we exercise, we often crave sugary calories like those in muffins or in "sports" drinks like Gatorade. A standard 20-oz. bottle of Gatorade contains 130 calories. If you're hot and thirsty after a 20-minute run in summer heat, it's easy to guzzle that bottle in 20 seconds, in which case the caloric expenditure and the caloric intake are probably a wash. From a weight-loss perspective, you would have been better off sitting on the sofa knitting. (emphasis mine)
So glad to hear that I have mainstream media support! Now I have no reason to feel guilty when my LSH heads out for a run early in the morning, and I opt to sit and knit in the silence instead. The article doesn't even address the stress-reducing mental benefits of my choice, which definitely tips the scale in favor of the sofa.