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Healthy Diet, Not Exercise, Key to Fight Obesity

Why exercise isn't the key to the fight against obesity, how calorie restriction helps your muscles and more.

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Healthy Diet, Not Exercise, Key to Fight Obesity

Why exercise isn't the key to the fight against obesity, how calorie restriction helps your muscles and more.

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SKINNY GENES: Polyunsaturated fats activate genes that reduce fat storage. Get them by snacking on one ounce of walnuts.

BBC: Exercise “Not Key To Obesity Fight”

"Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity – and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to "bust the myth" about exercise. They said while activity was a key part of staving off diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia, its impact on obesity was minimal. Instead excess sugar and carbohydrates were key." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Caloric Restriction: A Fountain Of Youth For Aging Muscles?

"Caloric restriction has been studied as a way to increase longevity in animals. Now, researcher explore how it may positively affect muscle and find that aging muscles receive the most benefit. Calorie restriction is thought to have a protective effect on muscle cells and may help cells better use antioxidants, avoid damage caused by free radicals and function better." Click here to read the full story.

HUFFINGTON POST: Weighing Yourself Is So Last Year—5 Other Ways to Measure Your Health

"When it comes down to it, weight should be a byproduct of how we view health. Sure, certain numbers can tell us a whole heck of a lot about our health. But numbers can't tell us how we feel emotionally, physically, or spiritually. Numbers cannot tell us how our bodies feel. So, instead of weighing yourself, I challenge you to measure your health with these other ways." Click here to read the full story.