Losing weight on a diet or Ozempic? Here’s why you still need exercise.

It’s long been known that exercise doesn’t help most people lose weight. So why should anyone trying to shed pounds still keep exercising?

New research has the answer. A study published in the journal Nature Metabolism found that people who combine exercise with dieting can double the metabolic health benefits of their weight loss.

The study found that men and women with obesity and prediabetes who worked out while dieting improved their insulin sensitivity twice as much as people who only dieted, even though everyone lost comparable amounts of weight.

“These results demonstrate that regular exercise during a diet-induced weight loss program has profound additional metabolic benefits” compared with dieting by itself, the study’s authors wrote.

Read the story at The Washington Post