Exercise: Physical activity is an important component of any well-designed weight management program. It promotes fat loss and weight maintenance. Overall health benefits of moderate exercise are well documented:
It improves cardiovascular and pulmonary health.
It improves muscle tone and flexibility of joints.
It improves mental health and reduces depression and other stress-related mood disorders that can effect eating habits.
MORE ON EXERCISE
Exercise and Weight Loss at WebMD
The 8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss at Prevention
Exercise and weight loss: the importance of resting energy expenditure at Harvard Health Publications