VERY! I used to say that nutrition was 80 per cent of the fat loss equation, however, I now know it’s 50-50 exercise and nutrition. Contrary to popular belief, the exercise is not about burning calories. Regular exercise changes the way your metabolic system functions – increasing insulin sensitivity (your muscles have a bigger appetite to draw sugar from your blood) and regenerating mitochondria (the ‘engine’ within your cells). Basically the more muscle you have, the more metabolically-active tissue you have and the more fat you will burn, even at rest.
Nutrition makes a great difference to improving half of your metabolic function, but exercise fulfils the other half. Consistency, intensity and frequency are imperative. Exercise is also important to improve overall strength and mobility.
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