So as I’m sure you’ve already said to yourself- duh! Everyone knows that. But it really is tricky because we all know it, but we all struggle with it. If we didn’t we wouldn’t need to be attending Weight Watchers meetings or following a weight management program at home. Something to remember is that physical activity isn’t just going to the gym or jogging around the block. Movement is technically “any body movement that increases your energy expenditure.” Any time that you move you are physically active so that means carrying groceries (in one trip if you’re like me), dancing with a friend, walking a 5K. Now if you change what and how you’re eating and match that with an increase of activity- you should see a 20% greater weight loss than changing your diet alone!
“How it helps is that aside from enhancing your wellbeing, boosting your mood, helping your heart health and cutting the risk of certain cancers (among many other benefits) – moving more can spur weight loss! Research shows that when you exercise and make changes to your diet you lose more than if you only did one or the other. Most importantly, being physically active is the single best predictor of who keeps weight off and who doesn’t.
So make your move!”
Source: Weight Watchers Weekly August 20-26 2017