BG2: Where does the weight you lose actually go?

And while we’re at it, if any of you can do this, you shouldn’t be part of BG2  

I’m sore just watching that.

Good to see a lot of BG2-ers updating their stats.  Not so good to see I am the top of the BMI list!  Had a bit of a stall, so it looks like today and tomorrow are going to be fasting days to kick the process off again.

I do believe in making small changes, because they are more likely to be ones you’ll stick to.  And you will be equally amazed how effective small changes can be.

Just one hour of exercise a week could be enough to reduce the risk of premature death.

Despite public health campaigns urging a daily 20-minute workout, experts say people should focus on the benefits of small increases in physical activity.

They say the weekly target of 150 minutes of ‘moderate intensity activity’ is beyond the reach of some, especially older people.

Articles published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggest that instead, people and public health bodies should focus on the benefits of small increases in daily physical activity.

More than a third (35.6 per cent) of adults worldwide are not sufficiently active, despite proof that too much sitting increases the risk of chronic diseases.

Dr Philipe de Souto Barreto, of Toulouse University Hospital, writing in the British Medical Journal, said improvements can be achieved by doing less.

A study of more than 250,000 adults aged 50 to 71 in the US found less than one hour of moderate physical activity a week or 20 minutes or more of vigorous activity once a week reduced the risk of premature death by 15 per cent and 23 per cent respectively.

Once a week.   Can you do once a week?

Don’t underestimate the little changes.  They’re adding years to your life.  Literally.

 

– Daily Mail


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