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Why is staying active important for fighting obesity

Ben asked this question Nov 19th, 2012 8:50 pm

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Mary Hartley

Activity is important for the extra calories it burns and because it encourages muscle development and muscle burns more calories compared to stored fat. Intense exercise (the kind where you breathe too heavily to carry on a conversation) performed for 45 minutes or more, raises the metabolic rate and burns extra calories for several hours after the exercise is over. But all activity is important, and you should adopt an active lifestyle and go out of your way to burn extra calories. - Mary Hartley, RD for

posted on Dec 19th, 2012 10:12 pm