Exercise Fights 'Hidden' Body Fat
Study Shows Inactivity Can Lead to Buildup of Fat Deep Inside Belly
On one hand, the study shows the high price of inactivity, states
Then again, it also shows that people with some extra pounds and no exercise
habits can change their ways and reap the rewards.
Modest exercisers logged the equivalent of 11 miles per week. They matched
current recommendations from the CDC and American College of Sports Medicine,
the researchers note.
Those who got the most exercise did the equivalent of jogging 17 miles
weekly. "While this may seem like a lot of exercise, our previously
sedentary and overweight subjects were quite capable of doing this amount,"
"I don't believe that people in general have gotten lazier," says
Slentz. "It's more that they are working too hard or are at their desks
working on computers with fewer opportunities to exercise. The situation is out
The name of the game is regaining that balance by getting more exercise, the
Consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.