The Role of Exercise in Weight Loss and Fitness



Working out helps you burn calories and establishes a calorie deficit, both of which are required for weight loss.

Regular exercise, particularly strength training, raises your resting metabolic rate, which burns more calories during rest.

Aerobic exercise, such as jogging or cycling, in particular, helps stimulate fat burning and contributes to the reduction of total body fat.

Through its effects on hormones like leptin and ghrelin, exercise can help control hunger and avoid binge eating.

Regular exercise improves insulin sensitivity, leading to more efficient glucose use and less likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Physical activity releases mood-boosting endorphins that improve mental wellness. This can prevent stress-related eating.

Weight-bearing exercises like strength training and hiking can boost bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

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