This week yet another study has confirmed that losing weight (and keeping it off) requires more effort than we initially imagined. Apparently, we really do have to “work our butts off” to be fit for life. It seems that half an hour a day is not going to cut it. Obese women in this study had to exercise for at least an hour a day to maintain their weight losses.
One commenter simply said that a better idea would be to not become overweight in the first place. Well, the train has already left that station! Still, parents need to take heed – once a child becomes substantially overweight, he or she is likely to struggle with that weight for a lifetime.
Perhaps it is easiest to intervene at the very earliest stages of our lives. As for me (and the >3000 of us in my weight loss group) it looks like I’ll be trying to get a full hour of exercise in every day! Care to join me?
This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.