Exercise or any form of physical activity is good for obese or overweight people; even exercise below the recommended levels and household work is good! Physical activity helps in decreasing their risk factors for metabolic syndrome and heart disease by reducing blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure; as little as four minutes of HICT workout has been shown to help in this regard.
But when it comes to losing weight with exercise, much more effort is needed:
Exercise without diet restriction:
Physical activity appears to be crucial to maintain the weight loss.
|Minutes of continuous activity needed to burn 300 calories|
|Activity||Weight in kilograms|
|Low-impact aerobic dance||61||44||36|
|Ballroom dance (fast)||56||40||33|
|Ballroom dance (slow)||102||73||60|
|Raking the lawn||76||55||45|
|Walking power mower||68||49||40|
To know the benefits of exercise on health overall, go to ‘Health benefits of exercise‘
CHECK OUT: Our references for exercise recommendations
CHECK OUT: Our references for recommendations on weight management