Why You Can Gain Weight Just By Moving To The Suburbs

An understanding of fat burning exercise and nutrition are both vital to achieve and sustain permanent weight loss and fat reduction.

But which has more of an impact on fat burning? Scientists carried out a  couple of exercises to come up with the answer.

Weight Loss Studies

There have only been a few studies to establish whether fat burning nutrition or exercise has a bigger impact on fat burning. As few studies like this had been conducted, scientists followed them closely.

They studied people who moved from big cities to the suburbs, and the reverse, to determine the affect of the move on the weight of the subjects. The diet regimens of city dwellers and suburbanites were similar. The results were expected, but fascinating.

What the studies revealed

Within the first year of moving from a city to the suburbs, the participants in the studies gained, on average, 15 pounds. Within the first six to eight months of moving to a city from the suburbs, the subjects in the studies lost an average of 15 pounds

The main conclusion of the studies was as follows:

The subjects living in a city did more walking than the subjects living in the suburbs. While subjects living in the suburbs rode in a car to get to wherever they wanted to go (supermarket or school etc), subjects in the city often walked there. Both weight gain and weight loss was attributed to this.

The professionals agree that if you want to lose weight, exercise will be a bigger factor than nutrition. To give you an idea of how diet and exercise each affect weight loss, it has been said that it is 65% – 35% in favor of exercise.

Most experts agree that, in a perfect world, you would do a recommended fat burning exercise routine as well as addressing your nutrition, if you want to burn fat and achieve a permanent weight reduction.

Is There Something Of Value That You Can Take From These Results?

Can you burn fat and lose weight permanently if

  • you do not alter your diet, but follow a good exercise regimen? 
  • you dont do any exercise, but you are doing a well known weight loss diet?
  • you just partly comply with the recommendations on nutrition and exercise?

Click here for answers to these weight loss diet and exercise questions.


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