What’s Best for Long-Term Weight Management?
Our topic today covers something most of us probably already know deep down – exercise, even if it makes you hungrier, is best for long-term weight management. However, most people have trouble keeping their body weight in control through exercise alone, so following a modest diet is also necessary. According to a study from the University of Missouri, Columbia, on obesity-prone rats, physical activity promotes more overall fat burning, brown fat activation, and positive changes in gut microbes. Exercise can even inspire you to include more spontaneous bouts of physical activity in your lifestyle. All of these things contribute to a higher amount of daily caloric expenditure. Reduced-calorie diets do not trigger these kinds of positive changes to your metabolic health, which is why exercise with a sensible diet is the best way to keep your body weight in check.