Thursday, September 12, 2013

Caloric Savings of a Resistive Exercise Program

Weight = 177.6 lbs.,

Coinage found = \$2.34; best find, a quarter in a coke vending machine coin return.

MidCity Nobility Encounters = Ellison hit me for “money to buy a can of fix-a-flat so that he, his wife, and child back up the road can get back home.”  I had about two bucks in my pocket from the found change.  Ellison was smooth, my least favorite type of MidCity nobleman.

Nike GPS update: Milage = 5.24 miles (longest of 19 total GPS walks); Calories burned = 520; fastest mile = 17’24” minutes per mile.

Feature Topic: Caloric Savings of a Resistive Exercise Program

How important is resistive exercise training for weight maintenance and weight loss for people over 44?  What is known is that metabolism noticeably slows in the mid forties and continues to decline for life. The MoneyWalker asked Dr. Mark Loftin, Associate Dean School of Applied Life Sciences at the U. Of Mississippi and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine to estimate the calories that could be saved for dietary consumption if the metabolism of a 70 year old was the same as a 30 year old.  A moderately active 30 year old will not gain weight if he keeps his caloric consumption between 2600 and 2800.*  Dr. Loftin predicted that if the large muscles of the body retained the same muscle/fat ratio at age 70 as that retained at age 30, the body’s muscles by retaining more muscle tissue and less fat would increase metabolism rates by 10%.  It is estimated that a moderately active male at age 70 requires between 2200-2400 calories.  Thus, utilizing a resistive exercise program that enables a 70 year old to maintain the fat/muscle ratio of a 30 year old, the individual can increase his daily caloric intake from 2200/2400 to 2420/2640 level without gaining weight.
MoneyWalker

*Sedentary means a lifestyle that includes light physical activity associated with typical activities of daily living. Moderately active consists of walking 1.5 to 3 miles daily at a pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour (or the equivalent). An active person walks more than 3 miles daily at the same pace, or equivalent exercise.

 Gender Age Sedentary* Moderately Active* Active* Females 19-30 31-50 51+ 1800-2000 1800 1600 2000-2200 2000 1800 2400 2200 2000-2200 Males 19-30 31-50 51+ 2400-2600 2200-2400 2000-2200 2600-2800 2400-2600 2200-2400 3000 2800-3000 2400-2800