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Excess calories are eating our enthusiasm

Excerpts from Health at Work – an independent review of sickness absence by Dame Carol Black and David Frost CBE . November 2011
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Excess weight gain is the result of eating more calories than needed and/or undertaking too little physical activity to match that calorie intake.

This energy imbalance is driven by a complex web of environmental, physiological and behavioural factors and the evidence does not allow precise quantification of the contribution of individual components.

It is clear, however, that reducing overall energy intake is key to losing weight. Increasing physical activity can also be helpful alongside calorie reduction in achieving weight loss and sustaining a healthy body weight, as well as improving overall health.


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