How important are diet and exercise when it comes to losing weight?

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While studies confirm that diet is the prime factor in controlling body weight (and essential for fat loss), emphasizing eating habits may inadvertently convince people that exercise isn’t essential. That would be a huge mistake, say experts. Exercise is the best thing you can do for your for many health reasons, including disease prevention, cardiovascular health, soft-tissue integrity and cognitive health.

Is diet or exercise more important than the other? The answer is that they're both important.

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Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies

Everyone has opinions on how to lose weight – everything from Pilates to supplements to sleeping sans pajamas has been touted as an effective weight loss strategy. It's all about discovering what works for you. For some people, th...

e community support found on social media or in support groups for weight loss is an effective tool, while others benefit from the tried and true method of working up a daily sweat. Whatever strategy you choose, the key is finding something that you can stick with that works for your lifestyle.
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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.