Many people believe that the exercise leaves you feeling hungry.
Some take further claiming that you end up eating more – thus negating any caloric deficit by exercise.
So what is the truth?
What Does the Research Say?
Researchers in the UK have concluded that exercise actually make you hungry – but the overall result will still give you a calorie deficit.Scientists remember that in the past people believed intense exercise can lead to overeating, which cancels all potential effects on weight loss.
But the new study shows exercise can help change people's appetite, aid in weight loss, and prevent further weight gain.
The study simplified
For the study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, the researchers put 12 volunteers – six men and six women – through the following steps:
The group carries consumed 913 Calories the buffet. The non-exercise group ate 762 Calories. However, during the year, the first group burned 492 calories compared to 197 calories.
The net result: those who trained ultimately teased 144 fewer calories.
Note that during and immediately after exercise volunteers reported feeling less hungry – and appetite suppressing hormones PYY, GLP-1 and PP were increased.
In addition to hormones, previous studies have shown appetite regulation is a complex process that involves the gastrointestinal tract, and both the central and autonomic nervous systems.
You need to exercise?
According to the World Health Organization, exercise is essential to maintain good health and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, and colon and breast cancer.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity most days of the week-hit a maximum heart rate of 50% to 85%.
If it is difficult to find the time, the AHA suggests to break up the training into two shorter sessions.
Do you think that exercise makes a difference in the amount of weight a person can lose?
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