Diet Trumps Fitness
If you think that just going to the gym will give you the results you desire without working on your diet, think again!
The latest research is suggesting that just focusing on exercise is not the way to go about weight loss. British researchers are saying that excess sugar and carbohydrates are the true reason for the increase in the obesity rate, not lack of exercise. Obesity is associated with a number of health risks (type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.) and it is our high caloric diets that can lead to obesity.
It is often hard to single out the true culprit of obesity in today’s modern society. There seem to be many factors that may lead to increased health risks and obesity. Some research has shown that inactivity in women has gone up from 19% in 1994 to 52% in 2010, with similar findings in men. An overall healthy lifestyle goal can lead to decreasing negative health risks in your life.
An increase of 150 calories of sugar (about the calories in 1 can of cola) can lead to an 11% increase in risk of type-2 diabetes. So it is not just about counting calories, but also where you are getting those calories. Is it from healthy sources, or not?
If you are worried about obesity and the negative health problems associated with it then take the time now to educate yourself on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Changing the way you eat and your daily activities can be a great step to living a healthier lifestyle. Do your part to help stop the obesity epidemic and live a longer, better quality life.
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Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.