November 5, 2011
Weight gain is a recurring concern for many people during the holiday season. However, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have a gift of good news for you this year! Staff scientist Paul T. Williams found that runners and walkers, even those with higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and unhealthy diets, gain significantly less weight over time than those who have similar diets and do not exercise.
Worried about your weight this holiday season? Set up an exercise routine now to offset those extra holiday calories. Whether you run 12 miles a week or you walk half a mile a day, you are training your body to burn fat instead of storing it in your waistline.
Read the full New York Times Well blog post here.
Curbing Holiday Weight Gain with Exercise