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Need help with my slightly overweight child focus on diet or exercise first?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Both: No one loses weight thru exercise, only thru diet. However, exercise curbs hunger, tones muscles, maintains metabolism which tends to slow with reduced caloric intake. Moreover it puts one in the mindset of being healthy, weight conscious, and motivated to follow a healthy diet. The 2 go together like peas and carrots. Don't overdo it with a "slightly overweight child". Moderation! moderation!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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