People who engage in aerobic exercise to lose or maintain weight also need to do strengthening exercises, such as weight-lifting, according to a St. Lawrence graduate quoted in a recent story in USA Today.

Jeffrey Lemmer '90, a post-doctoral research associate at the Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University, was among scientists who conducted a study of the phenomenon at the University of Maryland, where he earned his Ph.D. The study showed that strength-training, which increases muscle, helps the body burn fuel (calories) more efficiently and is therefore necessary for weight management.

To read the entire USA Today story and see Lemmer's quote, click here.

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