Research into weight loss almost produces daily results with advice on what we should and shouldn’t be doing to ensure that we maintain or get ourselves down to a healthy weight. What some research reveals seems to be common sense while other reports on weight loss seem a bit harder to swallow. We dug around a bit this week and found what the latest in weight loss research has revealed:
Children that go to bed early and wake up early are more likely to have a healthy weight than those who are night owls
Being social could speed up weight loss
The pill doesn’t cause weight gain
Drinking water before meals could help with weight loss
Overweight pregnant mothers could increase the risk of their child being born with asthma and separate research proves that abdominal fat in particular could increase a person’s risk of developing asthma
Obese people are more likely to have fat cells that are inclined to store fat
Aerobic exercise is better to help people lose abdominal fat than resistance exercises
Women appear to be more likely to gain weight after marriage than men, who tend to do so after a divorce
Eating on a smaller plate could aid weight loss
Diet soft drinks may not be a healthier option to drinks than non-diet drinks
Overweight women who are older tend to have less strength in their legs
The number of health risks can increase along with the number of years a person is obese
Much of the research listed above is still in the early stages of development and if you are looking to close weight or make chances to your diet or habits that you’re not sure about, it’s best to speak to your doctor.
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