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Of course, that doesn't eliminate the many benefits of exercise, so don't cancel that gym membership just yet. Even if exercise isn’t necessarily the biggest factor for slimming down, it’s good for your health, and it does help tone your body. Also, it seems that this particular study needs to be backed up by more research, although a similar study was done in 2007. To get the whole scoop about this new study, check out the full article on MSNBC.MSN.com.

But exercise or not, weight loss doesn't need to be a drag. Let FN help you get out of that rut with ten tips for doable dieting in the slide show below.

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