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What is more important for being healthy: eating right or exercising?

What is more important for being healthy: eating right or exercising?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet and adequate exercise go hand in hand when it comes to improving your health and they aren't really exclusive of each other. Improving your diet is probably easier to get a handle on to start with because there may be physical limitations that take time to overcome or develop with regard to exercise. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

Diet: Calories in are an important part of weight loss. That is not to minimize the importance of exercise and activity, however, if you eat one slice of cheesecake at a restaurant (600-800 calories) you would have to walk for 2 hours to burn those additional calories. Many are not aware of the caloric value and fat content of their diet. Ultimately both should be incorporated. ...Read more

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When losing weight, eating right and exercise go hand in hand. What is important to know about eating healthy?

When losing weight, eating right and exercise go hand in hand. What is important to know about eating healthy?

Messages: There is a lot of research going on in the field of nutrigenomics - how food can influence genes. Think about what kind of messages we are sending with processed food versus whole foods. Through the right nutrients you can influence the metabolic pathways in your body to obtain better health. ...Read more

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Whats the verdict to losing pure fat in the body? Is it doing interval circuit training.. Or eating right proportions? And what are good food to loes?

Whats the verdict to losing pure fat in the body? Is it doing interval circuit training.. Or eating right proportions? And what are good food to loes?

Unlikely: You can't lose "only fat". Whenever your calories-out is more than your calories-in, you'll lose some muscle mass. Anyone telling you otherwise is selling you something. You can limit muscle loss some by eating plenty of protein after exercise. The key to being really fit & looking & feeling good is finding a fitness activity that you enjoy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When exerciszing, what are the benefits for staying in aerobic zone vs. Fat burning vs. Anaerobic? 

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When exerciszing, what are the benefits for staying in aerobic zone vs. Fat burning vs. Anaerobic? 

Red line Zone: Red line (maximum effort)- 90 - 100% of max heart rate. This zone burns the highest number of calories and is the most intense. This can only be sustained for short periods of time and one should only train in this zone if they are in a very good shape and have been cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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Excercise vs. Eating healthy, what's more important, why, and can we do one without the other?

Excercise vs. Eating healthy, what's more important, why, and can we do one without the other?

Both crucial but...: I would say eating healthy is definitely more important. If you eat poorly, no matter how much you exercise you will still be unhealthy. If one eats healthily they might have decent health even without much exercise. But obviously it is best to eat healthy and have at least a moderate amount of exercise. I would add practicing stress reduction & avoiding toxins to the list of essential practices. ...Read more

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Please answer! what makes one more likely to gain weight other than diet and exercise?

Please answer! what makes one more likely to gain weight other than diet and exercise?

Weight: Diet and exercise are the most important. Hormonal changes like hypothyroidism can also cause weight loss by decreasing metabolism, salt excess or kidney disease can cause fluid weight and other hormonal changes can cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Overall well-being: A balanced and healthy diet will make you feel better, more energetic in addition to helping balance your weight better. It will help your whole body be healthier. ...Read more

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How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?

How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?

PMP Bone loss: Bone health after menopause has become an ever important issue for women. Weight-bearing exercise, dietary sources of calcium, vitamin d and calcium supplementation, minimize caffeine, don't smoke, maintain normal thyroid levels, minimize use of chronic steroids--all are important in maintaining good bone health. ...Read more

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Which factor is more predictive of lower weight better - a fast metabolism or regular exercise?

Which factor is more predictive of lower weight better - a fast metabolism or regular exercise?

If you are healthy: And your thyroid level is normal, there is no such thing as "fast metabolism" -- it's a lay term, not a medical one. Proper diet and exercise and keeping lean will help keep your metabolism normal and help prevent obesity. Only physical activity boosts metabolism. ...Read more

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Which one is more important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

Which one is more  important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

Balance the two: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Diets emphasize cutting calories and eating balance but i only intake between 900 to 1000 a day. Should i intake more or/& just change food choices?

Diets emphasize cutting calories and eating balance but i only intake between 900 to 1000 a day.  Should i intake more or/& just change food choices?

Need more info: What is your height and weight? How much physical activity do you engage in? In any case it is good to eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and exercise about 30 minutes each day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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To reduce fat wheat is important to us . Also eating meat is more beneficial or eating green vegetables to reduce fat and weight?

To reduce fat wheat is important to us . Also eating meat is more beneficial or eating green vegetables to reduce fat and weight?

Veggies: To loss weight you must reduce carbohydrate consumption. Vegetables and fruits are always preferable to red meat. I would substitute fish for meat as a source of protein. ...Read more

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Most preferred food to eat right after a workout?

Most preferred food to eat right after a workout?

Goals?: Depends on your goals and type of workout? Hydration is important and any foods to help you hydrate is a must. Replenishment of spent electrolytes, etc must also be considered. Please specify what workout and what your goals are. Thanks! ...Read more

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What matters more calories or fats and sugars?

What matters more calories or fats and sugars?

A combination is key: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. However, managing cal. Is also important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake so be active and aware of cal. Consumption. ...Read more