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.
- Men gained 6 pounds less than those who were not highly active.
- Women gained 13 pounds less
- 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.