Being more physically active and improving your diet can increase your chances of losing weight. Exercise not only burns calories, but also builds muscle. Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat does.

Being physically active may also help you keep off any weight you lose. Plus, it helps increase your heart and lung fitness and provides many other health benefits.

Always talk to your doctor before starting an exercise plan. If you’re like most people, you should do moderate exercise for 30 to 45 minutes three to five days per week. In the long term, you should try to do moderate exercise on most days of the week.