The Benefits of Exercise after Weight Loss

Posted on January 28, 2015

When most people think of losing weight, they think of dieting and exercise. Dave and Brit Morin know that if a person would like to lose weight and keep it off, both of these components are usually necessary. Read more about the Morins on Googleplus. 

An individual can lose weight simply by cutting calories and consuming less food. Many studies have been done that prove that when an individual loses weights in this way, they usually regain the weight later on. It is difficult for a person to cut calories and then stay on a low-calorie diet for the rest of their life.

A recent study that was published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise proves that if an individual exercises after losing weight, they will be able to keep the weight off. The study was based on 100 women who agreed to eat a diet that consisted of only 800 calories every day. Different groups were asked to take part in different types of exercises or no exercise at all. The women who exercised after losing weight were able to keep it off as opposed to the women who gained weight again after losing it.

Besides the fact that exercising after weight loss helps to keep the weight off, it has long been known that people should get up and get moving. This helps to prevent a wide variety of health issues, including osteoporosis. Also, it helps to boost a person’s mood and ward off the effects of seasonal depression.