Exercise vs Diet


Trying to lose weight can be difficult, and while we all know a good combination of exercise and diet is essential, which one is more important?

If you had to choose, should you be hitting the gym, or eating salads?

There are many ways you can burn a few hundred calories; running for 20 minutes, an hour of surfing, or singing your favourite song 23 timesin fact we have a whole video dedicated to weird ways of burning calories.

But the point is, it takes time to burn a significant amount of calories even with strenuous activity - not to mention the extra barrier of travelling to the gym, and then coming home to clean up.

Now, compare this to the number of calories in, say, a chocolate barwhich is often over 200 Calories.

You could either walk for about an hour to burn that 200 calories, or you could simply not eat that chocolate bar.

Which sounds easier to you? How about running for 30 minutes every day or cutting out those two cans of soda?

Many physicians point out that there is a lot of high-sugar, high-fat, high calorie foods we could cut from our diet, to see weight loss results more quickly.

And studies tend to show that diet does indeed play a bigger role in weight loss than exercise.

A 2011 meta-analysis of children found that their level of physical activity was not the main determining factor of their weight.