60 Minutes a Day

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  1. Benjamin

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    The average American will gain 1 ½ pounds a year from the age of 25 to 55. That’s 45 lbs, or 45 sticks of butter distributed over one’s body!

    New study reveals one way for women to avoid this and maintain their weight, essentially with out having to diet:

    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/303/12/1173?home

    From an article about this study:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-women-weight-gain24-2010mar24,0,4377150.story?track=rss

    The study is shown to be effective with the BMI at 25 or below (normal weight):

    “Only those women who were normal weight at the start of the study and engaged in moderate-intensity activity an average of 60 minutes per day, seven days a week, maintained a normal body weight, defined as a body mass index of less than 25. That amount of exercise is three times higher than the amount recommended by the federal government -- 150 minutes per week -- to lower the risk of chronic ailments such as heart disease.”

    Men have it a bit easier:

    “Studies in men have consistently shown they require less exercise to maintain body weight.”

     
  2. Gina B

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    EEEEWWWW!!!!

    I started gaining weight right AFTER my third kid, with the help of health issues. The trend has continued, and after moving to Oklahoma, where my normal fare isn't available, I gained even more.

    I'm figuring out how it works here though, and how to eat like we used to, on top of introducing better eating habits in our newly blended family. That should help with weight.

    But I'm still trying to figure out how to exercise with the health issues going on, and look forward to professional help. Being overweight is DEPRESSING! Especially if you think of the weight as nasty butter. eeeeewwwwww:laugh:
     
  3. Tom Bryant

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    Over the past 2 years, I have lost over 60 pounds. I told this to a guy and he reminded me that I had lost 12 bags of suger. That has stuck with me when I look down at the scale and see a littl gain.
     

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