When it comes to weight loss it has been said that diet plays a 90 percent role and exercise plays a 10 percent role. When it comes to overall health, however, exercise plays a much larger role. Put simply, weight loss really does boil down to calories in versus calories out. It is much easier to simply eat 250 calories less per day than it is to burn off 250 calories. Exercise should not only be done for weight loss, though.
A study published by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reported that even in individuals that were a healthy weight who consumed 1-2 sugary beverages per day, if they were physically inactive they were found to have significant increase in very-low-density lipoproteins and a 116-percent increase in markers of bodily inflammation. Nonalcoholic liver disease was also noted to be more prevalent in sedentary individuals. It was concurrently reported that individuals that consumed the same amount of sugary beverages, but exercised for a set amount of time per day, were found to have normal blood concentration numbers.
In society today, being thin seems to be of the utmost importance. Current research has been supporting, though, that just because you are thin, you still may not be healthy. I’ve been working on an initiative with inspiration from Susan McGalla to make sure girls are aware of this fact. The proper balance of diet and exercise is the best combination for your overall health. Thin, or not, get out there and get moving!