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A 32-year-old male asked:

if i exercise vigorously daily, eg 30 minutes of running or walking, do i still need to control my diet? does it make any difference?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
As important as ever: Diet control is just as important during periods of vigorous exercise as when we are less active. The best analogy may be when you consider a performance motor vehicle. If you owned a racing car, you would not want to skimp on the quality of fuel you placed in the tank. Likewise, sound nutrition, the fuel for good health, will go a long way in making your body perform at peak performance.

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