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Women Exercise to Lose Weight but Gain It

A new study reported by Arizona State University scientists found that while a 12-week exercise program helped some overweight, sedentary women to lose up to ten pounds of fat, far more, nearly 70 percent, actually gained weight in the form of fat. Researchers speculate that many exercisers tend to consume additional calories either out of hunger or a sense of entitlement, or become less active than normal during non-workout hours, or both. But they also found a way to tell early on whether exercise is in fact working or proving counterproductive: if you have lost weight after the first four weeks of exercise, you will probably continue to lose weight; if not, you need to work on your calorie intake and your activity level lest you actually accumulate more fat over the long term.

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