Monday, July 16, 2012

Exercise - even without weight loss - is a Powerful Tool

I love semiprecious gems and stones
these are a few of the many I've collected
There's no denying it. Healthy Diet and Exercise are a powerful pair.  But always say that you can't outrun what you can eat. In other words, if you eat up the calories you burn during exercise your weight isn't going to change.

Well, as it turns out, that's ok! THIS article (sent to me by the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association of which I'm a member) highlights a study that showed that while exercise + weight loss decreases risk for heart attack more dramatically, exercise without weight loss OR weight loss without exercise still decreases risk.

Bottom Line? If you begin an exercise program with or without dieting and your weight loss falls off you are still doing great things for your heart. So don't let the lack of weight loss stop you! It just might be time to look at calories or the content of what you're eating.

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