The researchers concluded that 'Bicycling, similar to brisk walking, is associated with less weight gain and an inverse dose-response relationship exists, especially among overweight and obese women. Future research should focus on brisk walking and greater time spent bicycling.'
The findings add to overwhelming scientific evidence to the importance of moderate to vigorous exercise for weight control, especially as we age.
For additional information on Medline Plus website 'Weight Control.'
If begins, 'If you are overweight, you are not alone. Sixty-six percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.'
'Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include
'¢ Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
'¢ Eating smaller portions
'¢ Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
'¢ Being physically active'