STOP COUNTING CALORIES AND
It’s a lack of exercise and not our diets that’s making us fat, a new report in the American Journal of Medicine reveals. It found that in the past 20 years, there’s been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and a corresponding increase in average body mass index ( BMI), yet the amount of calories consumed has remained steady.
And it’s women who are becoming more sedentary. The Stanford University researchers discovered that the number of US adult women who reported no physical activity increased from 19.1 per cent in 1994 to 51.7 per cent in 2010. During the same period, the most dramatic rise in BMI was among women aged 18-39.