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Can I lose weight effectively by eating healthy and minimal exercise or do I need to exercise regularly?

Can I lose weight effectively by eating healthy and minimal exercise or do I need to exercise regularly?

Yes & No; Depends on: what & how much eaten. We continuously tear down the vehicle (body) we are driving, thus body mass always decreases if not eating enough to replace what is lost. Exercise & muscle building ?es turnover, again depending on quantity/type/frequency (optimally part of daily routine). Dietary fats least, protein moreso, carbs most stored as body fat. Weigh, to 0.1 lb, 1st thing after up & toilet daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Is eating healthy to exercise imporant?

Is eating healthy to exercise imporant?

Yes: your body runs on carbohydrates and sugars. Its important to eat the right type of carbohydrates to get the peak benefit from your exercise. Its also important when to eat and to hydrate yourself adequately. ...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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Why is exercise so important anyway?

Why is exercise so important anyway?

Many benefits: Exercise has many benefits: 1) improved heart health and lower risk for heart disease (heart attacks, ) 2) improved brain health (via adrenaline and endorphin release), 3) lower risk for stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, 4) improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels, 5) improved self-esteem, 6) improved lung function. Etc. Etc.The benefits are too many to list here. ...Read more

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Why is exercise important for hypoglycemia?

Why is exercise important for hypoglycemia?

No insulin: The most common cause of hypoglicemia in pateint without diabetes is that your body over react to high glucose foods and produces too much Insulin causing your blood sugar to drop. That is why the diet is so important to prevent that. Exercise causes your blood sugar to go into tissues without the use of Insulin and reduces that reaction. ...Read more

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