April 23, 2009
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After months of bondingwith your couch, the needleon the scale has creptup and you're finally back to workingout. Before you pick up where youleft off, consider the results of arecent study from the LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory inBerkeley, California: When runners hitthe pavement again after a longbreak, they didn't drop pounds untilthey significantly increased theirmileage beyond what they used todo. "Unless you gained a lot ofweight, if your routine only helpedyou maintain your weight before,that's all it will do now ," says studyauthor Paul Williams, Ph.D. To slimdown, add high–intensity intervals,10 minutes to each cardio session, oran extra workout each week. You'll beback into your favorite jeans in notime.