If you thought spending hours in a gym every day would help you slim down, think again! A study suggests that exercise may not prevent weight gain.
“Our study results indicate that physical activity may not protect you from gaining weight,” said lead study author Lara Dugas, Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US.
The findings of the study involving young adults from five countries were published in the journal PeerJ.
The researchers did not find any significant relationships between sedentary time at the initial visit and subsequent weight gain or weight loss. The only factors that were significantly associated with weight gain were weight at the initial visit, age and gender, the study said.