Low-Carb Diets and Exercise

Regardless of the diet you choose, most doctors and researchers recommend adding exercise to your lifestyle when you are trying to lose weight. Exercise has been proven to many health benefits:

Boosts your immune system - Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, but it may actually decrease the incidence of illnesses such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.

Lowers risks for Diabetes - An important study found that adults who worked out 2 and 1/2 hours a week cut their risk by 58%. Exercise has positive benefits for those who have diabetes. It can lower blood sugar, improve insulin sensitivity, and strengthen the heart.

Improves lung function – One study found that aerobic exercise improves breathing capacity and function in-patients with mild asthma. According to the New York Yimes, exercising can be helpful for people with lung problems. Exercising and strengthening the muscles in the arms and legs helps some patients improve their endurance and reduce breathlessness.

And one of the best benefits of exercise? Cindy Brotherston, a certified fitness trainer, says that exercise results in increased Self-Esteem. “Gaining control of your body size and weight through fitness is an amazing way to increase self-esteem. You look better and are more confident which empowers you in everything you do. You will find that the self-discipline required and learned through regular exercise spills over into other areas of your life and you will be better able to make other necessary and desirable changes.” But don;t let it become an addiction.

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