Long-term weight losses associated with prescription of higher physical activity goals. Are higher levels of physical activity protective against weight regain?
Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but we’re finding a much harder job of shutting the barn door after all the animals have gotten out. This article finds that very few people beginning an aggressive workout routine remained complaint w/ that routine, but these were the only ones that had successful long term weight loss.
Two things to consider here. First, obesity, just like any other chronic disease, is easier prevented then treated. Consider the overweight 10 year old. They actually have more fat cells, and as they lose weight, these cells merely shrink but do not go away. They will forever be fighting their weight. Second, maybe aggressive activity may not have been the answer to their exercise dilemma. Stay tuned to these Updates for further information on why many may not achieve balanced body composition with aerobic type exercises.