Saturday, October 27, 2007

People who exercise more may be eating more

According to a research presented this week at the Annual meeting of Obesity Society, when some people increase their physical activities, they may also be eating more. But still they are able to lose weight but not as much they should have, says Timothy Church, director of preventive medicine research at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

He monitored the progress of 324 postmenopausal women who were either obese or overweight. The women being monitored were asked to exercise different amount of exercises but no dieting. Here are the results of finding after six months:

  • Those who did an average of 73 minutes of exercise a week, were able to lose 3 pounds

  • Those who did exercise for 136 minutes a week were able to lose more than 4 pounds

  • But those who exercised 190 minutes a week lost about 3 pounds when they should have dropped about 6 pounds. Some of these women admitted they were eating more, Church says.