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Morning Exercise Is best for weight loss

November 21, 2009

Exercising on an empty stomach say that it helps the body go after their fat stores faster. During sleep, our body uses glycogen, our storage form of carbohydrates, to maintain blood sugar levels. According to morning exercise, when we wake up, our carbohydrate reserve is running on empty, which in turn, makes it more likely that our body will start burning fat. Some also say that eating crabs in the morning stimulates release of the hormone insulin, which facilitates fat storage. Because most people wake up in the morning, empty stomach exercise supporters are many of the same people doing morning exercise as well.


Let’s look at some of the evidence in support of working out on an empty stomach: Some research does in fact find that morning exercise may enhance the ability to burn fat when a fat-containing meal is given after exercise.


Both of these issues are interesting and is a testament to the complexity of the human body. The real question however is whether this apparent enhanced ability to burn fat after exercise also translates into greater weight loss for those who perform exercise in the morning and on an empty stomach. Unfortunately this issue has not been well studied although anecdotal testimonials suggest that for some, there may be something to it.


Does this mean working out on an empty stomach is right for you? The ability to successfully exercise without eating breakfast is surely an individual one. Some people may have no problem working out prior to eating while others may struggle with it.


It’s possible that in extreme cases, not eating could lead to the body cannibalizing its own muscle tissue to power exercise energy requirements. This is admittedly a worst case scenario but is worth mentioning because there are people in the world who take things to the extreme and may extend this not eating in the morning idea to new levels by not eating at all!


Why should we Exercise?

October 29, 2009

Your body was designed to move and the more you move it the better it will perform. It is important that you fit exercise into your daily routine. Many of you that are reading this will think that you just don’t have time to exercise. But that is just an excuse. Daily exercise of 30 minutes can help you in following ways:

1. Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease- the number of CVD deaths per year would decrease by 30%.

2. Reduce the risk of type II diabetes by 58% if persons at high risk.

3. Reduce the risk of stroke by 24%- walking more than 3 miles per hour for 2.5 hours per week.

4. Reduce the risk of osteoporosis and improve bone health.

5. Reduce risk of breast cancer by 20% in white and African American women.

6. Reduce mortality with patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer by 25%.

7. Reduce resting blood pressure- 120/80 and below are normal.

8. Reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer among overweight adults.

9. Reduce the risk of depression among elderly adults- 50% reduction after 4 months of exercise.

10. Decrease overall bodyweight and percent of body fat.

Make sure that you vary the activity you undertake so that you don’t get bored. For example if you normally run on the treadmill in the gym then why not try a run outdoors, take a class or use some different equipment. Also try alternating cardiovascular sessions and weights to give your days some variety.

Use music when you exercise, If you have a favorite band or type of music then put your earphones in and drift away whilst you work out. It’s amazing how fast time can pass when you are enjoying the music you are listening to.

How to Keep Good Health

October 27, 2009

It is important, especially with the foods that we eat, to do things in moderation. Too much of anything, even vitamins, can be bad or even toxic. So it is important to be moderate in all things that we do; exercise, eating, and so on.

Our bodies can’t go on indefinitely without it. We need a certain amount of rest each day. Getting too much sleep, is actually bad for you, but you should get at least 6 or 7 hours a night and if needed, a nap during the day.

We should get at least 30 minutes to an hour of exercise each day. Lack of exercise is the cause of so many health problems. Failure to exercise leads to obesity, poor circulation, heart problems and so on. It is critical that we get a sufficient amount of exercise each day.

Living on hamburgers, fried food, sweets and soft drinks is a ticket to an early grave. It is a must that we eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and lean meats such as turkey and chicken. A good diet is the best means of preventing serious health problems.

Our bodies are made up mostly of water. So it is important that we get plenty of water in our diet in order to stay healthy. It is advised that we drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Also, avoid coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Stress is a killer, plain and simple. I know it’s not easy to do, but it is important that we stay calm at all times and deal with the things in our life in a relaxed and calm manner. This is something most people need to work at, but conquering stress is critical to good health.