UK research states that clinically obese women do not need to diet to enhance health.
A scheme that encourages women not to diet but to participate in exercise classes discovered considerable improvements in physical and mental health .
The women who participated were enabled to learn good eating habits, for example, how to cook healthily. A year later the women had lost a bit of weight . However, they were much happier in themselves and a lot more fit.
Anyone can lower their risk of poor health by ensuring they lead a healthy lifestyle .
The 62 female participants were aged 24 to 55 years with BMIs over 30, which places them in the category of clinically obese .
Each participant had to undertake four hours a week of exercise, such as aqua aerobics, tai chi or circuit training.