Moderate Workouts Leave a Good Feeling
You may be better off making a moderate workout part of your day than scheduling an intense routine, a study found. Researchers enrolled 61 overweight young men without diabetes to burn 300 calories a day, burn 600 calories a day, or do no exercise for three months. By the end of the study, both groups of exercising men showed similar improvements in fitness and body composition. However, the men in the moderate-exercise group reported feeling positive about exercise, while those in the intense group felt fatigued and complained about how much time it took to exercise. The researchers say moderate exercise goals may help people stay motivated and moving.
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, published online Sept. 16, 2013