Recent research on worldwide obesity was published in The Lancet. The study found that the proportion of men who were overweight or obese rose from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013, while the proportion of women who are obese or overweight increased from 29.8% to 38%! That translates to 2.1 billion obese or overweight people around the globe in 2013!
Recent research shows that when it comes to heart health it pays to be intense! Rowing, running, weights, and brisk walking are especially effective. Your best bet is to boost your level of aerobic exercise while throwing weight training into the mix.
The intensity of a workout can make a big difference in how many calories you burn and the ability to build endurance, but many people are unsure how to gauge an ideal intensity level. There are different methods -- the most common being a heart monitor or checking one's pulse -- but there's also a very easy, widely accepted way to estimate appropriate cardiorespiratory intensity. The Talk Test!