By Joli Guenther, MSSW, NASM-CPT
You knew it had to be true, but here's proof positive. Your Horizon Fitness equipment really can help you lose your winter weight! A recent study from the University of Wyoming demonstrates that when losing weight, moderate exercise plus calorie restriction is healthier than reducing calories alone. In the six month study, participants lost the same amount of weight through either calorie restriction or a combination of diet and exercise. While both groups lost the same amount of weight, about 10% of their bodyweight, the exercisers also gained…in the form of reductions in blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and cholesterol. You can find a summary of the study through this link. The other benefit experienced by the budding athletes? Those in the exercising group achieved the same weight loss, but reduced their calorie intake by only 12.5 percent instead of 25 percent. They created the remaining caloric deficit through moderate daily exercise, usually a 45-50 minute brisk walk 5 days per week. Sounds like a great reason for a workout to me!
Posted by Horizon Fitness at 03/18/2010 02:20:44 PM |
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