Exercise is necessary for health and for weight maintenance. However people rarely are able to lose weight without also reducing calories and weight loss with exercise and no calorie restriction is often less than expected. This is because the calorie deficit generated through exercise is typically less than what can be achieved through calorie restriction.
Regular exercise also reduces resting metabolic rate by about 7 percent which can make losing weight more challenging. People also tend to consume more calories when exercising which also contributes to the challenge of losing weight. The most effective way to lose weight is to combine exercise with calorie restriction.
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