Active Lifestyles & Clean Eating

Active Lifestyles & Clean Eating It's easy to blame obesity on inactivity and poor food choices. A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looks at the diet-weight relationship from the perspective of very active adults.

Scientists analyzed the exercise habits and meat intake of 62,042 men and 44,695 women who took part in the National Runners' Health Study. Participants were generally lean and well educated. For men, the difference between running a mile a day and 5+ miles per day was a 43% decrease in BMI per serving of meat. That decrease was 55% for women. This dramatically impacted the correlation between meat intake and waist circumference.

True Strength Moment: Although lots of endurance exercise can offset the weight gain impact of dietary intake, it won't make up for the fact that your body isn't getting the full range of nutrients it needs. So eat healthy balanced meals and check today's Performance Blog post at for tips on preserving muscle size and strength while endurance training.
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