Thursday, July 11, 2013
Lose Weight in 30 minutes / slimming
Thirty minutes of exercise a day may be the magic number to lose weight.
A new study shows 30 minutes of exercise a day works just as well as an hour in helping overweight adults lose weight.Researchers found moderately overweight men who exercised hard enough to sweat for 30 minutes a day lost an average of 8 pounds over three months compared to an average weight loss of 6 pounds among men who worked out for 60 minutes a day.The overall loss in body mass was the same for both groups, almost 9 pounds.
Researchers say the results are surprising.Part of the explanation may be that people found 30 minutes of exercise so doable that they had the desire and energy for additional physical activity.
Researchers say the results suggest that 30 minutes of exercise a day may provide additional weight loss benefits.
For example, people may still have extra energy leftover after shorter workouts to be more physically active throughout the day.
In addition, researchers say the men who exercised for 60 minutes a day probably ate more to compensate for the longer workout session and therefore lost less weight.