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How do lifestyle choices affect weight?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

Lifestyle choices make a big difference in your ability to manage your weight. While it may seem trivial, taking the stairs over the elevator helps tone your thighs and burns more calories. If your job is sedentary, you burn fewer calories than those who are on their feet all day. Maintaining a stressful lifestyle full of long days at work in front of a computer screen, burgers and fries for dinner, no exercise and poor sleep habits can lead to difficulty managing your weight and an increased risk for chronic diseases. All of these seemingly little things add up to significant differences in mind and body at the end of the year.

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