Last week I talked about whether there’s a best time to exercise. This week I want to ask if there are certain types of exercise that are better for weight loss than others. Personally, I believe the bottom line is choosing something you actually like doing and doing it consistently.
But research has been done on people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese. This research identified the specific types of exercise that are especially effective at combatting genetic effects that contribute to obesity.
This research addressed specific measures of obesity, such as body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and waist-to-hip ratio. They found that regular jogging was the best type of exercise for managing obesity, according to those five measures.
Additionally, mountain climbing, walking, power walking, certain types of dancing, and long yoga practices also reduce BMI in those individuals genetically predisposed to…
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