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Well it may be time to rethink everything you thought you knew about working out a new study suggesting when it comes to exercising for weight loss less is actually more.
But don't start celebrating just yet you may also have to put in more effort outside the gym to drop those unwanted pounds.
Doctor Leigh -- is an -- just a professor at the LSU Health Science Center welcome break to have your doctor.
Thank you good to be here well -- look at me look at this is they allow maybe I have to work out as far as I -- as I have been doing and I can reap the benefits from such a thing having about the study from Denmark.
-- have finally some validation for people who don't want to push themselves too hard myself included.
-- know it's an interesting study they looked at young men so it's hard to extrapolate for women we have different metabolism.
But what they found is when they looked at -- -- that exercise for thirty minutes verses sixteen minutes burning only 300 calories verses 600 calories.
The group that actually only exercise for thirty minutes of -- 300 calories.
Actually lost more weight then the other group that exercise more strenuously.
-- and we take a look at that also findings show that strenuous exercise over time actually contribute more to.
Gaining a more muscle strength as opposed to actually losing calories has -- right so yes -- you have to look at what the waited because you're right muscle weighs more.
And what they also found is they put monitors on -- volunteers.
And looked at their activity outside the gym.
And the ones -- exercise and worked out more strenuously they tended to move around last when they worked at the GM.
And they tended to eat a little bit more as opposed to the moderate exercise -- who were invigorated they reported being invigorated they.
Moved around a lot more when they weren't exercising and they didn't eat more calories so I think that that's part of it too but it was a short term study only thirteen weeks.
So it is hard to extrapolate and this is man not women so.
Most certainly a very interesting study Indian and -- very interesting to see also that they do this on how it affects women to see if the results from the same.
Yes but it's been shown over time that it's what you eat and your diet is much more important.
In our obesity epidemic and how you lose weight as opposed -- -- to exercise alone.
It Lester an elite athlete like Michael Michael Phelps swimming miles and miles you know at a single work out it's really your diet that is probably more -- -- absolutely doctor always great to see you thank you very much.
Thanks for having me.
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