Saturday, May 7, 2016
To Keep Obesity at Bay, Exercise May Trump Diet
By GRBETCHEN REYNOLDS
New York Times
Young rats prone to obesity are much less likely to fulfill that unhappy destiny if they run during adolescence than if they do not, according to a provocative new animal study of exercise and weight. They also were metabolically healthier, and had different gut microbes, than rats that keep the weight off by cutting back on food, the study found. The experiment was done in rodents, not people, but it does raise interesting questions about just what role exercise may play in keeping obesity at bay. Read More...
This program assumes the levels on your stationary bicycle go from 1-20. If this is not the case, adjust based on comfort level. Use the intensity guidelines (right column) as a guide for how hard to work. (Find a full explanation of intensity below the workouts). Read More