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Friday, January 6, 2012

Running Everyday is not sufficient to prevent weight gain

TITLE PAGE 11:  Aging Metabolism

“..older people have a lower metabolic expenditure than younger ones and as a rule lose weight more slowly since metabolic rates decline by approximately  2% per decade (about 100 kcal. per decade) Lin et. al. 2003.”

p. 178
A Guide to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome.  Origins and Treatment by George Bray
2011 CRC Press

This is why even joggers put on weight as they age.  Only marathon runners keep the weight off as they age.  

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