If you're trying to lose weight, it can be difficult to know where to start. As this video from asapSCIENCE explains, in the short term, it's better to focus on your diet, since running 30 minutes per day burns off the same number of calories as skipping two cans of sugary soda. In the long run, though, a combination of breaking a sweat and eating healthy will give you the best results. Plus, the benefits of exercise go way beyond weight loss.

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