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Making exercise a habit, not a chore, ‘keeps weight off’

People seeking to not only lose weight but to keep it off need to build exercise into their daily routines, an expert has suggested.

A spokesperson for Slimming World said that sticking to exercise and making it a “lifetime habit” rather than a chore will enable people to stay slim.

Last week, a study by women’s car insurance specialist Diamond revealed that women who diet and exercise with a friend are more likely to shed the pounds than if they try to slim on their own.

After surveying 3,000 women, the company found that the average woman will shed more than ten pounds when she diets and trains with friends, while a fifth of women who go solo do not drop a single pound.

The Slimming World spokesperson said that the best way to lose weight is to combine healthy eating with regular moderate physical activity.

“Having the moral support and doing it with a friend … can make it more fun and can help you to stay motivated,” she added.

Do you exercise alone or with a friend?

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16 Jun
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3 thoughts on “Making exercise a habit, not a chore, ‘keeps weight off’”

  1. KYLIE says:

    I enjoy going for long walks along the coast with the dog. I go at least three times each day, keeps me and my dog fit and sometimes the hubby!

  2. annie says:

    i struggle to make exercising a lifetime habit. i agree with keevan, for me its definately a chore. i have phases where I go to the gym a few times a week and then some weeks i don’t go at all. i just can’t seem to find the balance.

  3. Keevan says:

    I find exercise a chore which I would not like to do. However when I am in the mood and can motivate myself to exercise. I prefer exercising by myself as it allows me to conscentrate, because when I exercise with family or friends I find myself chatting etc.

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