Regular Jogging And Five Other Exercises Ward Off Weight Gain

Regular Jogging; For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off. A study by Wan-Yu Lin of National Taiwan University and colleagues, published 1st August in PLOS Genetics, identified the types of exercise that are especially effective at combatting genetic effects that contribute to obesity.

Total fat mass

Obesity is one of the most challenging public health issues worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, a person with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or above is generally consider obese. Although BMI is easy to calculate and is commonly used to identify obesity, it does not take into account lean body mass or identify central obesity.

Four important metrics, body fat percentage (BFP), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), are complementary to BMI. The BFP of an individual is the total fat mass divide by the total body mass, multiplied by 100. HC is a useful predictor of metabolic syndromes; such as diabetes. WC and WHR are indicators of central obesity.

Worldwide, obesity is a challenging condition to control because it results from interactions between a person’s genetics and lifestyle. Doctors often recommend exercise, but it is not clear which kinds are best for curbing weight gain in individuals whose genetics make them more likely to become obese. A new study of 18,424 Han Chinese adults, aged 30 to 70 years, examine the interactions between the individuals’ genetics and their self report exercise routines. The researchers look specifically at five measures of obesity; such as body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and waist-to-hip ratio.

The regular jogging

Obesity is a major global public health problem, especially in develop countries. Obesity is complicate as it is cause by an interplay of multiple genes and lifestyle factors. Numerous studies have report that the effects of a BMIGRS are larger in physically inactive subjects than in physically active subjects. However, most of these studies focus on only BMI, without discussing central obesity.

They found that regular jogging was the best type of exercise for managing obesity; according to the five measures. Moreover, mountain climbing, walking, power walking, certain types of dancing; also long yoga practices also reduce BMI in individuals predispose to obesity. Surprisingly, cycling, stretching exercises, swimming and Dance Dance Revolution did not counteract the genetic effects on obesity.

Overall, the study suggests that when it comes to obesity, genetics are not destiny; also the effects can be lessened by several kinds of regular exercise. Previous research has show that frequent physical activity blunts the genetic effects on obesity; but these studies focused only on BMI. The new study also considers four other measures of obesity that are more closely link to metabolic problems. As obesity continues to be a serious public health challenge, the benefits of exercise cannot be overstated.