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Importance of diet and exercise

Updated on September 7, 2011

Exercise plays an important role in the life of every individual. Exercise helps in keeping stress off of the body. It also helps in enhancing metabolism and growth. People who perform exercise at least 30 minutes on a daily basis have 5 times healthier bodies as compared to people who never engage in any type of exercise.

Now by doing exercise, it does not mean that you need to do high-impact workouts, as only walking, jogging, or doing warm-ups on a daily basis can also help you maintain a healthy body.

People who do not have time for exercise can engage in activities that are similar to workouts such as walking to the office on a daily basis instead of using the vehicle, using stairs instead of elevators in the office premises, etc. The real idea is to stand up from your comfortable chair and move around for exercise. Walking inside shopping malls for exercise is also a recent trend among fitness enthusiasts. This is also helpful for people who are not able to find a suitable location outside for exercise.

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Exercise also helps in weight loss but for maintaining the lost weight, a person needs to be consistent with the exercise regime followed by a healthy and nutritious diet.

Interestingly, it is a misconception among people who think that dieting will help them lose weight. The true fact is that dieting will only be able to reduce fat for a short period of time and when the person will stop dieting, all the lost fat will again get accumulated inside the body.

On the other hand, there are a few people who believe that exercising alone will help them lose weight, but unfortunately this is also not true.

Least but not last, diet and exercise alone cannot help reduce weight but a combination of both diet and exercise can help to a great extent. So it becomes very important to consume a low-fat diet that is nutritious and full of essential minerals followed by regular exercise to lose weight in a healthy way.

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Jean.

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      jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you soni2006 for reminding us of the importance of daily exercise. I have voted this hub useful.

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Trsmd.

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      Trsmd 5 years ago from India

      I think it's great to read something that is not necessarily new information but that makes you realize you are on the right path

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comment Taleb80, good point about the knees

      Thanks rsuan, we can also run with the dog- another idea.

      @Limeline99, you are right friend.

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      Limeline99 5 years ago from South Carolina

      People who complain about feeling bad all the time are usually the ones who don't exercise and don't understand about the importance of exercising! Thanks for the useful info!

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      Rika Susan 5 years ago from South Africa

      Good hub, soni2006. Yes, there are so many ways to get extra excercise. Bike rides with the kids. A hike in a beautiful nature area. You can even try 'dancing' with the vacuum cleaner, if you play some energetic music. As you write, the main thing is being as active as possible.

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      Taleb AlDris 5 years ago

      Soni2006

      Thank you for these tips.

      I think that using stairs instead of elevators, is not a good for health especially for knees.

      I voted "Up"