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,