If you gain weight again after dieting, then exercise will keep the weight loss benefit.
If you gain weight again after dieting, then exercise will keep the weight loss benefit
Many of us, having got rid of extra pounds, eventually gain them anyway. American scientists believe that regular exercise will help us maintain the he alth benefits we have achieved through weight loss. For example, keep blood pressure under control.
University of Missouri professor Tim Thomas and colleagues put overweight men and women on a five-day-a-week diet and aerobic exercise program. The course lasted six months.
Those who lost extra pounds were further divided into two groups - one of them continued to exercise, and the other did not. In the second group, the he alth benefits achieved faded away very quickly. But in the first they managed not only to preserve, but also to strengthen. We are talking about the level of oxygen consumption, blood pressure and glucose.
Unfortunately, it turns out that exercise cannot maintain blood cholesterol levels, according to the study. “While most people successfully lose weight through diet and exercise, many of them gain weight again,” says Professor Thomas. "Our study supports doctors' recommendations to continue exercising even after you've lost weight and even after it's back."