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Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise

Narrated by: Michael Ormsbee
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
Regular price: £32.09
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Summary

Should you avoid red meat and eat only carbs, or avoid carbs and focus on healthy fats? Will 500 crunches a day turn that belly fat into a “six pack”, or should you stick to cardio three times a week? Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise presents the latest scientific research about changing your body composition, along with diet and exercise recommendations in incremental steps that men and women of all ages and fitness levels can follow. From the macro to the molecular, this course takes a science-based view to debunk common weight-loss misconceptions and help you understand your own body better than you ever have.

Led by Professor Michael Ormsbee, Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, you will gain access to cutting-edge research that demonstrates what does - and doesn’t - work. The lessons presented in this course can change your life by helping you to feel better, perform better, and be healthier now and into your older years.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Good advice in each chapter

Relatable narrator who keeps a tip at the end of each chapter to help the listener implement the advice given. Nicely referenced research findings and narrator's professional experience from the lab and own studies very helpful.

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  • Swage
  • 18-12-18

Basic Knowledge

I was expecting more up to date research analysis. Ideally it would have included a major overhaul of these elementary concepts in light of breakthroughs of the genetic factors influencing body composition. I can not recall a single reference to even solid genetic research now ten years old.

It did offer basic nutrition information, good discussion of special senior requirements and a now standard review of metabolic function.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-12-18

informative

this is a great review even for me a physician who have counseled patients about weight loss there is a lot of new information in this book that is not just to Physicians but also the lay public. the speaker also was good in that he would pause slightly after each sentence to let the significance register in the mind.

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  • G Man
  • 12-01-19

Excellent !

A bit "dry" at moments but overall very informative. I liked the approach of small changes

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  • M. Venverloh
  • 15-03-19

Tons of great information

Well organized presentation with lots of great information. Narrator seemed to be just reading his script so it was a bit stiff.

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  • Frank
  • 07-02-19

No hype!

A balanced course which gave the good and bad of various foods and diets. It also gave the good and bad of various exercises. The course was motivational.

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  • matthew rich
  • 17-01-19

great information. going to try some of the info.

I liked that it had a ton of info. it did seem be me of a book report in some sections. overall I learned new ideas to try.

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  • Jscott
  • 25-02-19

Inspiring easy way to get fit

This was a very easy to understand and implement guidelines course for better health. I am already seeing improvements with how I feel.

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  • nora swimm
  • 19-01-19

Great resource

Practical advice and easy to follow chapters. Current and informative update on everything from diet to exercise. Well worth the time to listen

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  • Me
  • 14-01-19

outstanding

Great information and great presentation from a well-informed personable instructor, learned a lot. Great book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-12-18

Lots of info

Perhaps to much detail for me but worth the 14 hours just the same. I’ll probably listen to some chapters again for better understanding

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