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Weight Loss and Exercise Research Studies

What is research telling us about weight loss and exercise? We discuss studies that showed how exercise might help achieve or maintain weight loss.

10 Tips for Weight Loss Success
What steps can you take to lose weight? Here are the things that have worked best for me.

Drinking More Water Burns a Few More Calories
Does drinking more water really help dieting? A small study says it may help you burn a few more calories each day. How many? About 50 calories per liter or quart of water. About 25 calories per water bottle-full of water. Mind you, that's only 5 M&Ms - plain, not peanut.

Family Weight Loss Recipe: 2000 Steps and 2 Bowls of Cereal
Adding 2000 steps a day and two bowls of whole grain cereal helped overweight girls and their moms stop weight gain and begin weight loss in a research project by obesity researcher James O. Hill.

Fit and Fat? Research Says Exercise Alone Doesn't Fully Offset Risks of...
The National Nurse's Health Study found in Dec., 2004 that exercise reduces health risks, but does not fully offset the risks increased by being overweight and obese.

Lose 14 Pounds a Year Walking Your Dog
Researchers found an average weight loss of 14 pounds per year for those who walked their dogs for 20 minutes a day.

The Step Diet Book Review
How can you lose weight by increasing your activity? This book helps you adjust activity and eating to the right levels to lose weight.

Slow Walking Burns More Calories, Easier on Joints
Is slow walking any good? Yes, researchers say walking slow burns more calories per mile and is easier on the joints.

Walking 30 Minutes a Day Keeps Fat Away
A study found that sedentary people who started walking for 30 minutes a day (12 miles per week) lost body fat and weight, without a change in diet.

Walking Fit, Fat, or Fast
Can you be both fit and fat? What does BMI tell you?

What We Think Is Making Us Fat - Is It Really Inactivity?
It is inactivity or eating too much which is causing the soaring obesity rate? A vast majority of people in an April, 2004, Harris Interactive poll believe that lack of exercise is the biggest contributor to rising rates of obesity, versus saying it is due to eating too much.

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