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We are constantly being told that exercise is good for our health and, generally speaking, it is. Here are some of the known benefits of exercise and physical activity: 

☞ Provides additional energy to carry out daily activities

☞ Reduce high cholesterol or the risk of developing high cholesterol

☞ Reduce the risk of developing colon cancer and breast cancer

☞ Reduce the risk of developing diabetes

☞ Reduce or maintain body weight or body fat and improved weight control

☞ Build and maintain healthy muscles, bones, and joints 

☞ Reduce depression and anxiety Improve psychological well-being 

☞ Improvement in heart and lung function 

☞ Lower heart rate and blood pressure at any level of sub-maximal exercise.

☞ Improved glucose tolerance and reduced insulin resistance In what circumstances can exercise be problematic? 

Some people with food and weight related problems resort to rigorous exercise in response to circumstances such as: 

▶ Overeating or bingeing

▶ Feeling Fat During a restricted diet

▶ When they are emotionally upset

▶ Prevention from eating 

▶ Trying to lose weight quickly

▶ Attempts at spot reduction

It is highly likely that a person with food and weight related problems will be undernourished. If demands are then made on their body through exercise, especially excessive exercise, then it is similar to expecting a car to continually run without enough fuel in the tank. The body cannot cope and it will compensate and find a way to protest. One of the main things that it does is slow down the rate at which calories burn (metabolic rate), ironically the opposite of what the person is trying to achieve through exercise. There are many other detrimental effects and something which was hoped would be a solution becomes another problem. MotivEat can help you learn how to judge the correct level of exercise for you.

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