It may not be very good news during the festive season for those who are very conscious and particular about their looks, and especially about their size, as a new study suggests that we are all fatter than we think we are. The study further suggests, that women are most likely to underestimate their size, with an average woman believing herself to be 5lb lighter than she actually is. Also, women in their 30's are apparently the most optimistic with them being most convinced they weigh half stone lesser than they really do.
Everyone is trying hard to be in their best shape during this festive season. People are cutting down on fatty food, going for a jog and trying out crash diets. However, have you tried staying away from your car to lose those extra pounds? It may sound weird, but it is apparently true. A new study by researchers from University of Illinois suggests that automobile travel and calorie intake per day on a daily basis, both are related to body weight. And a reduction in one, even by a small amount, can bring down people's BMI.
If you think taking bigger leaps of 2-3 steps at a time makes you exert more energy and hence would make you lose weight faster, think again. A new study suggests that the more effective way to lose weight is in fact by ascending one step at a time. Even though more energy is spent while taking multiple leaps initially, taking one step at a time burns more calories over time, the research suggests.
Now that the festive season is here, everybody wants to look their best and shed off those unwanted extra pounds at the earliest. While crash dieting and similar options are always available, there is nothing more effective than moving your body to some good beats. A new research suggests that aerobic training is the best mode of exercise for burning fat. The study by Duke researchers compared aerobic training, resistance training, and a combination of the two before concluding their study.
While we read and hear almost every day that exercising is the best way to stay healthy and also the best approach to get a fabulous body worth flaunting, very few of us successfully end up motivating ourselves for the hard work. While for a lot of us beginning is the problem, many of us struggle to keep it going after a certain point. A new research suggests that in order to extend the duration of exercising, one can perhaps try exercising with a virtual partner. Apparently, the results for an increased duration of exercising are even better with a moderately superior partner.
There is no need to follow any diet or stay hungry for days together or work out day and night at the gym. Keep it simple, and cut down on fat to lose those extra pounds on your body that bother you, say scientists. Cutting down on fatty food such as butter and cheese, snacking on biscuits, cakes and crisps and swapping to low-fat milk and yoghurt could help you lose three and a half pounds, says a new study from the University of East Anglia (UEA)
A research conducted by them on animals shows that the longer mice remained overweight, the more "irreversible" obesity became. Long periods of remaining overweight earlier in life caused the body of the mice to reset its "normal" weight to become permanently elevated, thus remaining overweight. While the dieting works initially to lose pounds, the body soon tries to reach the usual weight, which is already set to being overweight.
So you are all excited about your relationship moving to the next level, now that you have finally decided to move in together. But think again! Forget being worried about picking up his dirty laundry, this step might actually make you fat! At least that's what a new study says. The study reveals that while moving in together makes the girl plumper, it takes away inches from the man's waist line. How? It is because when couples live together, they often tend to take equal portions of food, which as a result, makes women put on weight.
If you want to learn how to loose weight and keep it off, the results of this study shows that it is much easier than you think. Dieting Not Necessary.
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With the rising number of obese people, researchers are constantly working on various ways to fight the epidemic. From lack of exercise to excess food intake, the reasons and causes of more and more people falling into the category of being overweight or obese are many, including genetic factors."The body's fat reserves are actually used as a place to store energy that allows surviving lean times," says Prof. Dr. Alexander Pfeifer.
According to a latest research by Arizona State University researcher, people who undergo a bariatric surgery to treat obesity, apparently report an improved quality of life including better relationships and even medical conditions. There are more than more than one-third of adults over the age 20 classified as obese in U.S. Bariatric surgery can help dramatic weight loss in poople-sometimes even 100 pounds or more.