Leisure Time Exercise Leads to Lower Obesity

Thursday, May 20, 2010 20:10
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Leisure Time Exercise Leads to Lower Obesity After a new study found that obesity was strongly dependent upon how much your work and leisure time required you to move I thought I’d pass along the highlights:


1. Men and women whose jobs did not require as much movement benefited to a greater degree from being more active outside of work during their leisure tim


2. It seems white women benefited the most from leisure time activity due primarily to an apparent tie with less physically demanding work


3. Walking briskly for 30 minutes per day seemed to expend enough energy to help decrease obesity


Dong-Chul Seo, a researcher at Indiana University, went on to say "This illustrates to me the importance of physical activity in the workplace. Workplace wellness programs should really be emphasized, especially for people who do sedentary work. To enhance their health, maybe employers could offer workout spaces and incentives to do physical activity during the work hours or right after. They can make it easier."

May issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

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