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Why should I exercise even if I regain weight?

You should exercise even if you regain weight because whether you are losing or gaining weight, exercise is a great way to maintain cardiovascular health. Weight is not always a reflection of health, and regardless of what an individual's weight may be, exercise can help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke. When coupled with a healthy diet, exercise can make activities of daily life easier.
Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
There are many reasons to keep exercising whether or not you regain lost pounds. The first is that if you keep exercising you will be less likely to regain lost weight. The second reason is because exercise keeps both your body and mind healthy. Regular exercise is good for your cardiovascular system, helps fight depression, and keeps your bones strong. No matter what you weigh, exercise is a major key to longevity.

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