Tuesday, January 29, 2008
New research from the UK shows that even a little activity produces big benefits. In one study, a group of sedentary adults walked for 30 minutes a day five days a week, a second walked 30 minutes three days a week, and a third did nothing. After 12 weeks, the exercise groups show drops in waist and hip circumference, blood pressure and weight. "A little exercise is good, more is better, and anything is better than nothing," says Robyn Stuhr of the American Council on Exercise. So take an extra lap around the mall, go ice skating, or pop in an exercise DVD when it's too cold to walk.
Bridget Nelson Monroe