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Using doubly labelled water, a study has confirmed that your body attempts to counter the calories you burn in extra exercise activities, and that losing weight through exercise alone is even harder for overweight people.
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UN data helps balance New Year’s weight loss resolutions

At the heart of many New Year’s resolutions is a fresh gym membership and an intensive exercise regime that promises to deliver quick results. But that is not necessarily the most efficient way for everyone to lose weight, according to a new study by the UN’s atomic energy watchdog.

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World Health Day brings Zumba to the United Nations

It’s not every day the United Nations plays host to a crowd of sweaty, smiling people wearing sweat pants, but not every day is World Health Day.

Move to Empower, an NGO that aims to empower disadvantaged communities through sport, brought Zumba - a high intensity cardio and dance workout set to Latin music - to the UN, to highlight the benefits of physical fitness.

Lucy Dean was there and has the details.

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