"Reporting in the International Journal of Obesity, they found that women and men who were obese at ages 25 and 50, as well as at the time of the study, scored significantly lower on physical performance tests than those who were normal weight at those ages."
"Obesity may lead to joint wear and tear, reduced exercise capacity, and a higher rate of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis that can result in physical disability."
The results obviously are no big surprise. People gain weight, keep it on, and gradually adapt a less vigorous lifestyle. This less vigorous lifestyle leads to more weight and then more inactivity. It becomes a downward viscious cycle.
To change that embark on a change in life you are more likely to stick to. Begin walking or engage is some other activity you enjoy, make modest changes in your diet, and begin strength training once or twice a week. The strength training aspect is vital for several reasons:
Strength training increases metablism.
Strength training protects joints from wear and tear.
The increase in functional strength and joint protection strength training provides enables you to become more active and to transform your life. Strength training is the first step in a positive upward cycle.
At Kelly Personal Training and at Ultimate Fitness we have a designed our personal training sessions to have the biggest impact in the least amount of time so you can enjoy other activities longer and more often. Those activities in themselves will redound positively to your health. This is an approach you can stick to, and it will change you.