Diet or Exercise: Best for Middle-Aged Heart?

slimTo boost your heart health, is it better to diet or exercise? The main goal is to lose weight. However, the researchers go further and suggest that exercising while dieting might be the best way to go.

Key takeaways:

  • A combination of exercise and diet will help you lose weight faster.
  • Exercise or diet may be good for your heart but a combination of both may have additional benefits to other aspects of your health such as lowering risk of diabetes.
  • Diet provides nutrients our bodies need for proper functioning. Exercise helps the body absorb the nutrients better.

“Exercise and a low-calorie healthy diet are both known to improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even in the absence of weight loss,” said study lead author Edward Weiss.

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