DIET or Regular Exercise… Which One is The More Important?

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You’d have to walk at 3-4 mph for 60 minutes just to burn of an average sized chocolate bar

If you are trying to lose weight you’ll find that the advice that is always given is to combine an effective diet program with regular exercise. Some advice can be rather blunt – eat less and exercise more. The question that’s often asked is “which one is the more important – diet or regular exercise?”, and if you had to choose only one which should it be?

Is it better to hit the gym or go jogging for 30 minutes to burn them calories or should you cut down on snacking on chocolate, bingeing on bad foods and eat more salads?

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Lets take for example a very tasty chocolate bar, something like an average sized Snickers bar which is about 250 calories. Just to burn off 200 calories you would have to either walk at 3-4 mph for 60 minutes, go jogging for 30 minutes or thump away at a punch bag for 20 minutes – or you could simply not eat the Snickers bar… Which sounds easier to do?

Not surprisingly, recent studies show that a sensible and healthy diet does indeed play a bigger role in weight loss, but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the many benefits of regular exercise. Watch the video for more interesting facts.