Get more exercise

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Get more exercise

Starting to exercise regularly can seem like a daunting task for people who struggle with obesity. However the benefits of physical activity affect both sides of the energy equation. Regular bouts of activity can help to overcome the body’s natural tendency to maintain or even gain weight.1 So, small changes, like taking the stairs instead of elevators, parking a car farther from a destination, or going for walks after meals can all add substantial energy expenditure over the course of a day or week to an otherwise sedentary lifestyle.