Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial on 320 menopausal women, randomly assigned to 45 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic exercise 5 days a week, or into a no exercise group. At the start most women were either overweight or obese. After one year, weight, body and abdominal fat of exercisers were significantly reduced compared to non-exercisers1.
Exercise can promote weight loss, but only work best when combined with a low-calorie diet5.
If caloric intake is not reduced, exercise need to be prolonged and in high intensity to lose weight5,6,7.