Keeping Cancer at bay
A really good study by the University of Pittsburgh found that a 55-minute regime was all that was needed to maintain a 10% drop in weight. Approximately two-thirds of adults in the UK are overweight or obese and research says that a combination of exercise and calorie control is the best way to keep the weight off.
According to the research study if you can keep to 1,500 calories a day, and exercise for 275 minutes per week you can achieve a really substantial 10% weight loss.
In the UK, the NHS encourages everyone to manage at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week to keep themselves healthy. Professor Paul Gately, a specialist in exercise and obesity, from Leeds Metropolitan University, said: “This study is excellent – it’s the best evidence that this higher level of exercise is needed. “Thirty minutes a day is good for general health, but if you want to lose weight, you need to be doing more.”