Which is Effective in Weight Loss, Diet or Exercise?

Which is Effective in Weight Loss – During Lebaran, some experienced weight gain . Although only increased by 1 kg, it happened because of forgetting to control food intake during the Eid celebration yesterday.

When you gain weight, there are people who immediately adjust your diet, but there are also those who are keen to exercise. Which is the best thing to lose weight ?

Professor of Physical Education and Sports Science at Auburn University, Alabama, United States, Michele Olson said that you cannot lose weight just by dieting. So, exercise is an important component to achieving the desired weight. 

“Exercise stimulates the body’s metabolism so that it burns body fat faster. Figures on the scales may not impress you but fat mass decreases, so you look thinner,” Olson said, as quoted by the Huffington Post, Tuesday (06/11/2019 ).

In addition, Olson said there was no need to exercise every day to lose weight. You only need to exercise five to seven times a week with a duration of 50 minutes with moderate intensity.

Also, don’t just do weight lifting. Also do movements that use your own body weight such as squats, lunges, push ups and planks . In addition, you also have to keep in mind the other benefits of exercise, namely improving sleep quality, decreasing cholesterol and stress levels.

Diet, Determine the Success of Weight Loss