If aerobic exercise doesn help me to lose weight much faster, then why should I spend the extra time and effort running, stair climbing, cycling, etc.?

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If aerobic exercise doesn help me to lose weight much faster, then why should I spend the extra time and effort running, stair climbing, cycling, etc.?

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Despite its limitations with regard to promoting weight loss, exercising aerobically provides several important health benefits. Among the major health benefits of aerobic exercise for overweight/overfat individuals are the following: • Improved aerobic capacity. All other factors being equal, an individual with a high aerobic capacity will have a high physical working capacity. • Reduced risk of developing obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. • Improved blood lipid-lipoprotein profile, specifically decreased triglycerides, and increased high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) — the “good” form. • Improved psychological status, particularly enhanced self-esteem, general well-being, and decreased anxiety and depression. • Increased fat loss to weight loss ratio (i.e., more of the weight lost is fat). • Enhanced long-term weight management. Regular exercise is the most powerful predictor of long-term weight loss success. It helps to e

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