Monday, May 5, 2008

Round up

Just a quick round up of things I've spotted of interest in the last couple of days:

Weight loss when it is hard - read all the comments too

Roman Gladiators were fat vegetarians!

Fat cells die and are replaced - Every year, whether you are fat or thin, whether you lose weight or gain, 10 percent of your fat cells die. And every year, those cells that die are replaced with new fat cells, researchers in Sweden reported Sunday.

Exercise and diet enhance fat oxidation and reduce insulin resistance in older obese adults - In conclusion, these data show that exercise training improves resting substrate oxidation and creates a metabolic milieu that appears to promote lipid utilization in skeletal muscle, thus facilitating a reversal of insulin resistance. We also demonstrate that leptin sensitivity is improved but that such a trend may rely on reducing caloric intake in addition to exercise training.

"You can strive for excellence without being burdened by a need for perfection" - great motivational post from Rannoch.

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