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September 24, 2014 8:17 PM

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The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) study determined that the best exercise program for obese teens combines aerobic exercise with resistance training. The study, which was led by researchers at the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa, involved 304 overweight teens from ages 14 to 18 years in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. One group performed resistance training involving weight machines and free weights; the second group performed aerobic exercise on treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines; and the third combined aerobic and resistance training. A fourth group did no exercise training.

The youths in the three exercise groups were supervised by personal trainers and asked to train four times per week for 22 weeks at community-based facilities. Changes in body fat were measured using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. According to a news release from the University of Calgar...

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