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Older Runners Walk Like People Decades Younger

In case you were looking for another reason to continue–or take up–running in your golden years, new research published in PLoS ONE found that seniors who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy, or have the same “economy” when walking as a typical person in their 20s. Meanwhile, seniors who walk, as opposed to run, for exercise have the walking economy of a typical sedentary middle-aged adult.

“The bottom line is that running keeps you younger, at least in terms of energy efficiency,” said study co-author Rodger Kram via a news release.

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Vegan or Vegetarian Diet Might Be Best for Weight Loss

In a six-month study, people who ate a vegan or vegetarian diet lost about twice as much weight as those following modified vegetarian or omnivorous diets, according to research published in Nutrition.

Overweight and obese adults who wanted to lose weight were randomly assigned to one of five low-fat and low-glycemic index diets: vegan (no animal products), vegetarian (dairy products included), pesco-vegetarian (dairy products and seafood included), semi-vegetarian (all food included, but red meat no more than once a week and poultry no more than five times a week), or omnivorous (no restrictions on food type and frequency).

See the rest of the article at: Runner’s World Newswire

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