Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Overweight Women Need More Exercise To Maintain Weight Loss

“A study published in the July 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine finds that overweight and obese women need to do more than just limit calories in order to sustain a 10 percent weight loss over two years: they also need to exercise 55 minutes per day, five days per week. Overweight people account for more than 65% of adults in America, and it is a serious public health concern. ‘Among obese adults, long-term weight loss and prevention of weight regain have been less than desired,’ write the authors of this recent study. ‘Therefore, there is a need for more effective interventions.’ Experts have recommended at least 150 minutes of exercise per week through their suggestion of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on at least 5 days of the week. More effective long-term weight loss maintenance, however, may require more frequent exercise.”


1 comment:

NCMan said...

I second this:
Studies show that the more obese your are the more exercise you need to do. For reference see the story http://www.emaxhealth.com/69/23523.html in today's issue of eMaxHealth.