Professor Elliot Berry, Director of the Hebrew University-Hadassah
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, has examined the
relative benefits of weight loss and exercise on overall well-being.
Some of his research subjects were instructed to reduce their daily
caloric intake by 1,000 calories, while others exercised for 3 hours a
day. While weight loss was comparable among both groups, those who
exercised had lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in their blood –
and the men registered higher testosterone levels.
Berry: “Better fat and fit than lean and lazy.”