Exercise is Healthier than Dieting
According to the American Heart Association, between 20-25% of all U.S. adults suffer from Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). MetS is an ailment typified by high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, excessive body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol. People with MetS increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
A recent study compared exercise to dieting in reducing MetS. They found that “increased physical activity may be more protective than reduced caloric intake.” And while you should still eat healthy, exercise may actually be more important for your overall health.