If you could only pick one: exercise or diet, which would be more healthy? According to a new study, exercise without any weight loss brings better health than dieting. In fact, dieting and failing actually contributed to a decline in health.
I find some encouragement in this. So far, my focus has been on the scale and counting calories. Now I see I should be more concerned with my work outs and look at weight loss as a bonus, not the main goal. I still want and plan to lose those pounds, but shifting the priority to exercise helps me put first things first and simplifies my life.