I am on a diet to lose weight. Do I still need to exercise?

 When you are on a diet to reach a healthier weight, physical activity may support your weight loss efforts by helping you achieve an appropriate calorie balance. The CDC's Balancing Calories page(link is external) can help you find your own calorie balance. In addition, individuals who exercise regularly may be less likely to regain the weight they lost.

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