is staying active as important as eating heating ?

United States
December 14, 2008 6:44am CST
what if i am eating all the right foods but i have to time to exercise because of my bussy schdule is eating healty going to be enough in the long run, how closely dose the two work together. i think if i am eating healty i dont need to work out what do you guys think mylotters
5 responses
• Australia
14 Dec 08
In the short run, at your age, it won't matter much, but unless you have one of those fast metabilisms, sooner or later you will start putting on weight, and diet alone won't cut it. If you stop exercising, you will have to exercise twice as hard later as if you hadn't stopped. Lash
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• Australia
14 Dec 08
Oops, thought I'd lost the original post, but apparently not. lol. Lash
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• United States
14 Dec 08
thanks for your comments really helpful
• Australia
14 Dec 08
At your age, in the short run, no, but in the long run you are going to rue it if you lose the habit of keeping active. Once the weight starts going on, and it will if you don't exercise, unless you are lucky enough to have one of those fast metabolisms, you will find you have to exercise twice as much as you would if you had kept it up. Diet won't cut it. Lash
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Staying active is extremely important. Cardiovascular exercise provides exercise to your heart and to your lungs. Something that eating healthy cannot do. Weight training builds muscle so that your body can burn off more calories and burn off the fat from dieting instead of muscle. You don't have to do all of your exercise at one time to reap the benefits. Exercising for five or ten minutes at a time will provide the same benefits as exercising for 30 minutes at a time. Additionally, as you age, exercise is critically important to strong bones and to a good quality of life. Good luck.
• United States
14 Dec 08
hmmmmmm. very good point thanks for your input
@olivas (6)
• Armed Forces Canada, Europe, Middle East
14 Dec 08
Eating right (the right food and portion control) and staying active through some kind of physical fitness is important. People think that just because they are busy that they cannot exercise, but they are wrong. Even taking a short 10 minute period in the morning or sometime during the day to do some pushups, situps, crunches, etc can contribute to your physical fitness. It doesn't take hours on end in the gym to get healthy but it DOES take dedication and sticking to a schedule of doing it every day (if only for a short period) to get results. Two week crash work-outs never produce lasting results.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
14 Dec 08
Yes it is important to stay active as well as eat healthy food. You always need to work out to keep your muscles in trim and to keep your body healthy. It is much harder to get fit as you age so it is good to get fit now and stay fit.