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‘Live Well’: Balancing calories, exercise leads to healthier lifestyle

By LIVE WELL STAFF
Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 02:46 PM

Calories consumed by food serve as energy for the body. Consuming too many calories in a day and not releasing the energy through exercise can lead to obesity.

That is why achieving a balance between calories and exercise is important, Melissa Roth and Matthew Prewitt from Bustamante Pediatrics said Wednesday on “Live Well.”

“The amount of food you consume needs to parallel what you are burning off through exercise,” Roth said. For example, if you decide to eat a microwave dinner that is most likely high in calories, you can’t simply sit on the couch for the rest of your day. You need to exercise to burn off those calories.

“Any excess calories will be weight gain,” Roth said.    

 

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