If you are one of millions of people in this country who are genetically predisposed to obesity and being over weight, you shouldn’t despair. There is research that suggests you can lower your risk of genetic obesity by being physically active. The “fat gene” is present in approximately three-quarters of Americans, researchers say, and is associated with a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of weight gain.
Many of us believe that once a condition – in this case, obesity – is ‘programmed’ into our genes, there is no way to escape it, according to Beaufort fitness experts. Fortunately, as this study shows, that’s not the case. In fact, this research, published in the issue of PloS Medicine Journal, indicates that even people who carry the gene can reduce their risk of obesity with regular exercise, and control their weight much better than those who are genetically predisposed but do not work out.
Yes. Preventing the excess weight and fat from piling on is a matter of health. But it is also of life and death. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 112,000 Americans die each year from illnesses related to obesity – heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and many others. The message here is as clear as a bell: if you are susceptible to obesity, it is absolutely essential to do everything in your power to maintain a healthy weight – for you and your loved ones. The good news is that you can blunt the impact of genetics with something as simple as exercise or a safe and effective Beaufort fitness program.
A moderate-to-vigorous Beaufort fitness program performed on a regular and sustained basis will be effective, especially if combined with a sensible low-fat, calorie-restricted diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats, and fish. At EarthFIT, we suggest considering adding interval training into the mix – a routine that’s highly effective for Beaufort weight loss and weight maintenance. It will boost your metabolism for a longer period than traditional steady-state cardio, and continue to burn calories and fat for many hours after your workout is finished. If you are obese, start with longer walks before moving on to more intense exercises like intervals. As always, consult your physician before beginning a Beaufort fitness program.