Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A little exercise goes a long way for severely obese
I found an interesting article on exercise - every little bit helps. Even if you're not used to doing any exercise, there's no time like the present to get started!
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When it comes to exercise and physical activity, people who are severely obese often feel defeated and think -- why bother. But a new study shows why they should bother, according to the study team.
Even a little bit of exercise - as little as 1 hour a week - can boost their quality of life and ability to complete everyday tasks like getting dressed, tying shoes and simply moving around, the study found. "This study speaks to the importance of people who are overweight, even severely overweight, paying attention to the fact that increasing their activity even a little bit can make their day to day life better," Dr. Martin Binks told Reuters Health. Read the rest of the article >