Adhering to a good diet plan is a great way to cut calories and help weight loss. However, dieting alone is not the best way to maximize weight loss – it has to be accompanied by exercise.
An article by US News does a good job of explaining the importance of weight loss and how many Americans fall short of exercising enough.
Only one in five adults in the U.S., or 20 percent, meet the government’s recommendations for the amount of weekly aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise. That’s according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in May 2013. Researchers found that, nationwide, about 50 percent of adults get the recommended amounts of aerobic activity – 150 minutes a week, if you’re working out at a moderate-intensity – and about 30 percent engage in the recommended muscle-strengthening activity.