More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds

“More is better. That’s definitely what we found here,” said study author Christine Friedenreich, a scientific leader in the department of cancer epidemiology and prevention research at Alberta Health Services-Cancer Control Alberta, in Calgary. “If you can do more, you will do better.”

” …It’s not light activity,” Friedenreich said of the exercise required. “It’s something that definitely causes an increase in your heart rate.”

I love it when I hear the words of this blog coming from other sources. Eat less; move more; live longer. So nice to see that is the message from such revered sources as in this post.

I hope you will make sure you get as much exercise as you can. Daily, if possible.

Tony

Cooking with Kathy Man

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year.

Older women who fit more minutes of heart-pumping exercise into their week will lose more body fat, a new study shows.

Canadian researchers found that postmenopausal women who got five hours of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise every week — double the normally recommended amount — lost significantly more body fat within a year than women who exercised less.

“More is better. That’s definitely what we found here,” said study author Christine Friedenreich, a scientific leader in the department of cancer epidemiology and prevention research at Alberta Health Services-CancerControl Alberta, in Calgary. “If you can do more, you will do better.”

The U.S. National Institutes of Health currently recommends that adults get at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, the authors noted in background information.

Previous research has shown that…

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One response to “More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds

  1. They should make a plaque of that saying and plaster it everywhere… Followed by, “If you can hold a conversation, you’re not going fast enough.” Great post.

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