For losing bodyweight, is jogging the ideal way?

Six exercises have been identified by a Chinese study which helps people genetically prone to obesity to avoid gaining weight. The study is published in the journal PLOS Genetics.

In the study, 18,424 people were included who aged between 30 and 70 and provided info regarding their workout regimen. The impact of eighteen types of exercises was studied by the researchers on various measures of obesity inclusive of body fat percentage, waist-to-hip ratio, body mass index, hip, as well as, waist circumference.

It was found that generally, those exercise regularly had a lower body mass index (BMI) regardless of obesity in their genes, as compared with those who were not engaged in exercising regularly. Jogging was the topmost exercise which helped people in avoiding obesity. There was an association between regular jogging and a lower body fat percentage, lower BMI, as well as, a smaller hip circumference.

International standard dancing, walking, climbing mountain, and a longer practice of yoga also helped to reduce the genetic effects of obesity. However, it was also underscored by the study that exercises such as stretching, cycling, qigong, and swimming did not prove to be effective in keeping weight in check.

25 percent of stroke survivors can suffer from a recurrent stroke. However, by controlling the intensive blood pressure, the risk of recurrence can be reduced. This was found by a Japanese study published in JAMA Neurology.

1,263 people were included in the trials with an average age of participants was 67.2 years, who had recently suffered a stroke. A standard blood pressure control was randomly assigned to half of the participants, while the rest were assigned to intensive blood pressure control. It was then found that 91 people suffered a second stroke, however, there was a lower risk in the intensive group.