Couch potatoism is on the rise. After a ten-year study, the Centers for Disease Control have reported that only 8 percent of adults aged 18-65 do any regular exercise.
Regular exercise has been defined as 20 minutes or more of a vigorous exercise at least three times a week. Experts are finding that the best exercise for fat control is a wide variety of high-repetition resistance training, using weights or machines. By exercising muscles all over the body and increasing the muscle mass an increased amount of fat can be burned.
Exercise is something that has become automatic for Storm Lake's Deb Baschke. Baschke has lost 33 pounds and 26 1/2 inches and said exercising has given her more energy than she's had in a long time.
Baschke began exercising in order to loose a few pounds before leaving on a vacation last March. She found exercising to be very easy and has been at it ever since.
"It wasn't much of an effort so I decided to do a little more," Baschke said. "It has given me more energy and has made me feel fantastic."
Read the rest of this article in the 11/28 Pilot Tribune.