You know that belly fat you can’t shed? Here’s a study showing how to beat that bulge back.

Need to open up a can of “Love Handles-B-Gone”? 

Well, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that becoming active at a young age, and then keeping it up, can indeed thwart your mid-life love handles!!

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Here’s what they did in this study
Back in the mid-1980’s, they included at 3,554 men and women between the ages of 18 and 30 into the study. Periodically, over the next 20 years, they reported on their physical activity levels.

How did the MEN do?
Men who were “habitually” highly active over that time put on about 6 fewer pounds, on average, than men who exercised consistently but at relatively low levels. They also saw their waistlines expand by about an inch less.

What about the WOMEN? 
And among women, the most active gained 1.5 fewer inches around the middle and 13 fewer pounds.

It’s the maintenance of the physical activity that’s the important thing,” said lead researcher Dr. Arlene L. Hankinson, of Northwestern University in Chicago.

It’s not so much about achieving some dramatically high activity level, It’s about maintaining a level of daily physical activity over time.”

They say that the key to 90% of success is just showing up! Well this is true for activity as well. Apparently, research science has verified our common sense wisdom … just be consistent.  And all THAT means is that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise — like brisk walking — on five days out of the week. 
That’s it!! 

In fact, these researchers found that the men who consistently got 30 minutes of exercise on five days out of the week gained about 4 fewer pounds than their less-active counterparts. Women with that activity level gained about 10 fewer pounds than women who got less exercise.

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