Team McCallum

R&D for Lifetime of Life

Exercise v weight.

Dr I-Min Lee and others reported on a study to examine the association of different amounts of physical activity with long-term weight changes among US women consuming a usual diet.

They followed 34,000 women over 13 years, from 1992-2007.

They concluded –

“Among women consuming a usual diet, physical activity was associated with less weight gain only among women whose BMI was lower than 25” (at the start).

“Women successful in maintaining normal weight and gaining fewer than 2.3 kg (5 lbs) over 13 years averaged approximately 60 minutes a day of moderate-intensity activity throughout the study.”

The level required is 3 times that of US Federal guidelines issued in 2008 for “substantial health benefits”, and over twice the UK guidelines.

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March 25, 2010 - Posted by | Exercise, Health, I-Min Lee, Obesity, Success, Weight management

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