Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Overweight Kids Need Less Intensive Exercise For Effective Weight Loss, Study Suggests

“Overweight kids are better off doing less intensive exercise if they are to shed the pounds effectively, suggests a study of pubescent boys, published of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The researchers assessed the rate at which fat was burned (fat oxidation) during graded leg cycling exercises in thirty 12 year old boys, 17 of whom were obese. The others were lean and healthy. The intensity of the exercises increased every 3.5 minutes, with the aim of finding the level of exercise intensity required to burn off the most fat, known as the ‘Fat Max.’

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