I’m nowhere near retirement age, but my logic is that if the results of the study are valid for people aged 55-70, then it’s described effects have to be much more accelerated for younger people.
My interest was peaked because my current challenge is getting leaner: reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass. All my life I have been more or less chubby, so I decided to conquer my body. More on that later.
The gist is that aerobic training does the minimum effect of reducing body fat, while energy restriction + a high protein diet + combined exercise does the maximum.
> Overall, the most effective strategy for nearly all outcomes was combining energy restriction with resistance training or mixed exercise and high protein.
For me, that’s a sign I’m on the right track, as I’m currently doing 4 strength workouts a week + 4 running sessions (usually light run but I also do a tempo and long run weekly), plus I’m using MyFitnessPal to get awareness of my calorie intake and especially on protein intake on a daily basis.