Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Moderate exercise helps keep slim

American scientists believe that exercising five days a week for an hour is the key to shedding unwanted weight and keeping slim.

According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, while thirty minutes of moderate daily exercise is recommended for general health, individuals seeking to lose weight must exercise for longer periods.

The study showed that exercising for an average of 275 minutes per week is effective in reducing 10% of one's weight but more exercise is needed for maintaining it. University of
Pittsburgh researchers believe moderate exercise, ranging from brisk walking to gardening, is an activity that makes individuals feel slightly out of breath.

Similar studies had found that walking every day for about 45 minutes helps diabetic individuals to not only better control their blood glucose levels but also reduce their weight.