The relationship between exercise and body fat is supposed to be simple, but many of us find that the more we exercise, the more we eat.

A new study has shown that older women shouldn’t worry, because a clear connection has been shown: after menopause, more exercise simply equals more fat loss. This correlation likely has something to do with the new hormone balance established by the body after a woman’s childbearing years are behind her. The takeaway? More is better.

Study participants who did five hours of intense aerobic exercise per week lost much more fat than those who did the minimum recommendation of two and a half hours. So lace up those running shoes and get training for the Senior Olympics. Do you find it’s easier or harder to get more aerobic exercise as you age? What changes have you noticed in your fat-to-muscle ratio? 


HealthDay: More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds