As women age, the threat of gaining weight increases. There seems to be a solution to this problem. A new study shows women who are at a healthy weight already and get an hour of moderate activity every day can avoid gaining any unwanted pounds.
A lot of research has been done to show how to loose the weight. According to I-Min Lee, ScD, an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, “there’s very little research on preventing weight gain in the first place.” Her study concluded the more active participants were the less likely they were to gain weight.
So, as you age and you want to maintain your weight just incorporate moderate activity in your day to day schedule. Moderate activity does not mean you have to run 10 miles per day. Here are some activities to consider: brisk walking, casual bicycling or ballroom dancing.