Thursday, April 12, 2012


Just because chubbiness runs in your family doesn’t mean it’s your destiny too. Research suggests that daily physical activity can neutralize a genetic predisposition to gain weight. When researchers looked at people with inherited obesity genes, compared with couch potatoes, those who walked briskly for an hour a day had a lower body mass index.
While the weight difference in this study was just a few pounds, other research has shown a more considerable benefit. A 2010 study found that staying physically active could reduce one’s tendency toward obesity by 40 percent.
If you want to be successful in sticking with an exercise routine, find an activity or two that you enjoy and won’t mind doing daily.

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