Exercise Intensity and Weight Loss
High-intensity or low-intensity physical activity will both help take off the pounds.
When it comes to weight loss, both high and low-intensity workouts are beneficial. Researchers randomized 300 abdominally obese adults to four groups: controls which maintained their normal activity level; low-amount, low-intensity group; high-amount, low-intensity exercise, and high-amount, high-intensity exercise. Each exercise group received 5 weekly sessions of the assigned intervention. After 24 weeks all in the exercise groups had smaller waists and had lost weight with little difference between the groups.
So just get moving for improved weight control.
Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.