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Runnersworld.com - Moderate Eating, Not Extra Exercise, Key to Fighting Holiday Weight Gain

While our job is certainly not to discourage you from working out, we think that on health and fitness matters, it’s best to be well-informed than ill-informed. So here’s the well-informed take on fighting holiday weight gain: Your chances of keeping off extra pounds over the next month are greater if you practice restraint at the table than if you exercise more post-pigout.

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That’s the conclusion of research recently published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers at Texas Tech University tracked changes in weight, percentage of body fat, and blood pressure among 148 men and women from just before Thanksgiving until after New Year.

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