Exercising Is Not Enough To Make Up For A Bad Diet, Scientists Claim

Exercising Is Not Enough To Make Up For A Bad Diet, Scientists Claim

According to University of Sydney a study, physical activity cannot make up for a bad diet. It doesn’t matter how much time you spend working out at the gym or running laps; avoiding high-fat, processed meals is always a better choice. High levels of physical exercise do not counterbalance the negative effects of a poor diet on mortality risk, according to a study published in the journal Nutrition. People who exercised often and ate a healthy diet had the lowest death rates, according to the researchers.

Using a large sample of British people, the researchers looked at the independent and cumulative effects of food and exercise on mortality risk (360,600). A continuing, large-scale biomedical investigation called the UK Biobank Project provides these data.


What does “eat healthy?” mean?

High-quality diets included at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and two portions of fish weekly and a general low intake of red or processed meats for the study’s aims. Researchers.

People who regularly exercise and eat a healthy diet had a 17 percent reduced risk of death from any cause, a 19 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and a 27 percent lower risk of death from specific malignancies than those who are either sedentary or follow a bad diet.

However, the Australian team argues the long-term aspect of how food and exercise combine to govern health consequences has been grossly understudied, despite past studies suggesting that vigorous exercise may protect against the harmful physiological reactions to overeating All-cause and cause-specific mortality risks may be reduced by regular exercise and a healthy diet, at least according to this study.

To get the greatest decrease in mortality risk, physical exercise and a healthy diet must be combined. Public health communications and clinical recommendations, according to scientists, should emphasize both physical exercise and balanced eating in order to promote healthy aging.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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