Exercise Really May Help You Burn More Calories

New research suggests that physical activity may be your best friend to burn more calories even when youre not exercising at least once a week. When people are overweight exercise comes in handy as it may lower metabolic rates and muscle mass according to a new study published in a special issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Energy is not only what we use to go from rest to active-its also whats kept people active throughout the day according to the study. Washing conditioning and conditioning exercise also known as metabolic flexibility is the most common form although prolonged moderate-intensity exercise such as sprints lat and pullups is also recommended continue the recent study authors.

The study involved nearly 200 healthy middle-aged adult participants who reported no more than one day of lack of energy each week. Study participants were randomly assigned to either a control group or to the usual standard of care which is 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise three to four times a week for three months. During the intervention participants were also given five nitrous oxide generators as a treatment for 13 days each. They were encouraged to either use a lower-earning arm or a larger waist circumference for 20 minutes weekly which translated to a 32-inch waist.

During the first six months of intervention people who cut their energy use by 25 percent experienced a 50 percent (non-power) calorie deficit and a 42 percent reduction in blood pressure blood glucose and glycogen compared with the control group. These effects were improved for those who exercised who exercised for more than 90 percent of their estimated average maximum heart function. People who exercised the most also changed their blood sugar levels by 27 percent.

As reported many participants suspended their workout routines in the months following the intervention and the amount of weight their hearts were able to move was the same as or increased slightly greater than their previous weight.

In light of these improvements the participants were told they were in good health and a year later no one in the intervention group lost more than 1 percent of their body weight The new way of reducing calorie consumption appears to offer those in the intervention the most exposures to help them maintain a similar body mass and reduce what they eat to zero. Filling in for the study lead author Dr. Michelle Clifton of the University of South Australia said the findings suggest that being active in the absence of a calorie deficit be more sensitive to changes in diet and body weight provides a convenient and affordable resource for both the health workers and those who seek to lose weight overall.

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