Runner's World (UK) - - Mnd+Health -

Peo­ple who un­dergo gas­tric by­pass surgery for mor­bid obe­sity might not strike you as likely run­ners, but a study1 en­rolled 10 such peo­ple on a 10K train­ing pro­gramme post-surgery. As well as achiev­ing sig­nif­i­cant weight loss (a 2.2 point re­duc­tion in body mass in­dex), the run­ners lost body fat and im­proved their waist/hip ra­tio. They also im­proved their car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness and ex­pe­ri­enced a re­duc­tion in car­dio­vas­cu­lar risk fac­tors, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion.

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