As per an American study, it has been revealed that one hour long brisk walk is an effective solution to get rid of flab. A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, USA, has found that brisk walking is able to reduce the effect of genes, which are responsible for causing obesity.
Lead researcher Qibin Qi was of the view that in order to reach at the above result, they assessed 10,000 people, who were suffering from obesity due to a genetic disposition. They divided the total number in two groups.
First group was asked to go on brisk walk for one hours and second group was asked to relax and watch television for four a day. After a few days, it was found that people, who were going for brisk walk, were able to reduce the effect of genes, which are responsible for causing obesity.
Second group, which was living a sedentary lifestyle, was found to be getting obese. Qi said that there is a reason behind gaining weight. He explained that people, who watch television for more than four hours are increasing their genetic tendency towards obesity. However, same get reduced by half when a person goes for brisk walk for an hour.
“While previous studies have looked at how physical activity affects genetic predispositions, this is the first study that directly looked at the effect of the sedentary behavior of television watching on the body mass index (BMI) of individuals with a genetic predisposition to obesity”, said Qi.
Specify further, the 10,000 people included 7,740 women and 4,564 men and data were being collected for more than two years to understand their physical activity, TV watching schedule and their BMI levels.