December 21st, 2015 | The Blog
Should you hit the gym for an hour or just step up your pace throughout the day? Recent research supports the theory that every minute of high intensity exercise will help prevent weight gain over a lifetime.
The Fact(s) of the Matter
Maintaining a healthy body weight and body mass index (BMI) are important factors for everyone, throughout their lifetime. There are fad diets, weight loss programs, aerobic exercise, weight lifting and more to keep weight gain to a minimum.
The basic facts about exercise include the following:
Moderate to vigorous activity is defined as:
The Study Explained
During the study, physical activity, both time or duration and intensity or pace, was measured in both men and women. The study was conducted over a three-year period.
The Results of the Study
There were several interesting and remarkable results concluded from the research study. They include the following:
The study shows that the weight management benefit runs tandem with the reduction of other medical risks like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, bone fractures, some cancers and it improves overall mental health.
What Counts in the End?
There are simple and effective physical activities that can render help in weight management over the long-term. Trying some of these very simple changes to a daily activity routine can be the secret to preventing weight gain over the course of time. Add them into a regular routine or substitute a few on an otherwise more sedentary day.
The bottom line is simple. It is best to move quickly whenever possible. Every step and every minute of high-energy activity adds up, in the end, to prevent weight gain through the years.
Ready, set, get going and keep moving!