Study Says Added Exercise Helps Obese Women Lose Weight

July 28, 2008

A new sudy has revealed that obese and overweight women need to exericse more to lose weight, and maintain that weight loss...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new sudy has revealed that obese and overweight women need to exericse more to lose weight, and maintain that weight loss.

The study was led by John Jakicic, chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh, and looked at over 200 obese and overweight women.

The idea behind the study was to have all of the women follow a diet which was between 1,200 and 1,500 calories each day, and then mix it with varying levels of exercise.

The researchers broke the women into four groups depending on how much exericse they did.

They found that the group who completed 55 minutes of exercise each day for five days a week, lost 10% or more of their body weight over two years.

They far overshadowed women who followed the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day.

Over 25% of the women who exercised for 275 minutes each week manage to maintain a weight loss of 10% or more of their body weight after 2 years.


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