Bike riding and brisk walking ‘reduces weight gain’
Women who are trying their best to lose weight or avoid putting more on should get on their bikes or go for regular brisk walks, a recent study has suggested.
These forms of exercise are particularly useful in preventing weight gain in pre-menopausal women who are overweight and obese, the research, published in the June 28th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, revealed.
Additionally, the researchers, from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, found that slower walking does not appear to offer the same benefits as walking at a brisk pace.
"The mean [average] weight gain was the smallest in women who engaged in four hours a week or more of bicycling," the study authors explained.
They went on to suggest that people should use their bikes instead of cars for necessary travel such as going to work, the shops or school.
Earlier this month, Nicki Waterman, writing in the Sun, advised women that aerobic exercise such as cycling burns fat, maximising weight and inch loss.