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Combination training best for weight loss in teenagers

Overweight exerciserAccording to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, combining aerobic exercise with resistance training appears be the most effective solution to reducing obesity in teenagers.

To explore the most effective form of exercise for weight loss, a study group of 304 teenagers aged between 14 and 18 were divided into four groups.

One group was asked to adhere to an aerobic only plan, one a resistance-only regime, another with both elements combined, with the final group taking no exercise but simply adhering to the dieting advice provided in a four-week counselling scheme.

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Five a day is enough

Fresh FruitNew research published in the British Medical Journal supports the view that consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but suggests that eating more may have no additional benefits.

A previous study in England found that eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day was healthier than the minimum five but this is not supported by the BMJ analysis of worldwide studies which found that after five portions a day, there was no further impact.

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Red meat and exercise on the menu

Red-meat-1Researchers at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia have found that a protein rich diet incorporating lean red meat combined with strength training improved the size and strength of muscles in elderly women.

The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicate the study’s results show that the combination of red meat and strength training could be the key to reducing the impact that age-related muscle loss has on the risk of falls and the ability of the elderly to undertake day-to-day activities such as getting out of a chair.

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Nutrition for endurance athletes

Packed with nutrition plans for middle and long-distance, ultra-endurance and multiday events, Endurance Sports Nutrition focuses on the unique nutritional needs of endurance athletes.

This comprehensive resource provides comprehensive strategies for day-to-day nutritional intake as well as sport-specific tips for executing a winning nutrition plan during an endurance event or race.

The book will help endurance athletes of all levels to benefit from high-performance eating, reach and maintain a healthy weight and stay up to date on supplements and sport foods.

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The bestselling nutrition guide is now better than ever

With over 550,000 copies sold, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook is the number one nutrition resource for active people.

Nancy Clark is an internationally respected sports nutritionist and registered dietitian who specializes in nutrition for exercise and health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

Whether you’re preparing for competition or simply eating for an active lifestyle, you’ll learn how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make.

You’ll learn what to eat before and during exercise and events, how to refuel for optimal recovery and how to put into use Clark’s family-friendly recipes and meal plans.

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