Exercise In Early Years Can Prevent Weight Gain Later

Posted on February 23, 2011


No need to wait until middle age to go on an exercise program to control weight then, according to a recent study.

According to a report working out in the present can reduce weight gain in the future, in middle age.

Researchers followed 3,554 people age 18-30  over 2 decades and found that physical activity over the years can prevent  weight gain in middle age.

  1. Men gained  6 pounds less than those  who were not highly active.
  2. Women gained 13 pounds less
  3. Waistlines were  trimmer

In the study highly active was equivalent to 2 & 1/2 hours per week of heart pumping exercise such as:  sports, brisk walking or even gardening.

The findings support the no-quick- fix method of weight control to promote health and prevent disease.

These findings should motivate people to make long-term commitments to weight management and not give up.

This self- developed weight  loss plan encourages the individual to remain committed long- term without the  financial costs.