Diet and exercise are both essential to health. When used in combination, they can make the difference between soaring health and getting sick. Research tried to determine which has a greater impact on what. Of course, this is not meant for you to choose between one or the other, but rather to teach you what you can do to focus your efforts.
Where diet wins
Lose weight: If you don’t change your eating habits, losing weight might be mission impossible. While exercise is essential to keep the weight off, you must also watch how much calories (and the quality of it) you ingest in a day.
Prevent heart diseases: Lowering your saturated fats intake and avoiding excessive salt, as well as increasing the amount of Omega-3 in your diet is some of the best ways to lower your risks of developing heart diseases. That being said, exercises strengthen your cardiovascular system, which plays an important role too.
Detoxification: Exercise is essential for detoxification, but as a big chunk of toxins comes from food and digestion, having good diet habits is one of the keys to lower your toxins exposure as well as supporting your body to detox naturally.
Where exercise wins
Get energy: When you exercise, your brain fills-up with energy boosting and mood reviving substances, such as dopamine. People who exercise regularly benefits the most of those feel-good substances.
Reduce risks of diabetes: This one is almost 50-50, but exercises have a slight edge. As muscles works, they feeds from glucose, leaving your blood sugar levels steadier.
Boost your mood: While some foods can have an effect on your mood, it’s the stress busting capacity that makes exercise the best for keeping your inner Zen.
Which is easier for you: to have a healty diet or to keep an exercise regimen?