Diet or Exercise – which is more important?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive. It’s alluring in it’s simplicity, and from the fact that people often just want to focus on one thing, or find the one “magic bullet” to make them healthy, lose weight, and feeling better.
There is one answer to this – if you have to know which one – but before getting to that, it’s important to understand that both are important for a healthy body, and how the two work together.
Both diet and exercise will be looked at in more detail in the next couple of posts.
Because of the way they work together, it’s really difficult to separate the two; both are important, and they really do play off of each other and support each other as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
IF you really have to have a bottom line answer to this question – the answer is diet (but not going on a diet)! It’s about eating healthy and nutritious foods as a part of a healthy lifestyle There is a surprising twist to this question though; if you are just beginning your journey to lose weight and increase your overall all state of health, you should probably start with exercise.
Make sure you read the following posts; I will explain why it’s important to understand both nutrition and exercise, how they work together, and why you need to make both of them a priority if you want to be healthy, feel good, and protect yourself from illness and disease, why “diets” don’t work.
I will also explain why I think that diet is more important, but you’re more likely to set yourself up for lasting success and health by starting with exercise.
Questions? Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!