Morning workout increases metabolism throughout the day?

Morning workout increases metabolism throughout the day?

Working out before eating breakfast offers no additional or superior rewards. In general, any time you exercise, you’ll raise your metabolism during the session and for some time afterwards. Studies have shown that the more intensely you exercise, the longer your metabolic rate stays raised. The magnitude and duration of this increase varies from person to person, and from workout to workout. The belief that training on an empty stomach leads to increased fat burning is also not true. During…

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Eating at night = weight gain: Myth or fact?

Eating at night = weight gain: Myth or fact?

The important fact of metabolism is that our bodies do not stop working, even when we are sleeping! Hearts are beating, blood is circulating, lungs are functioning and brains are even working. This all takes energy — meaning we are still burning calories. There is no magic time after which the body stores fat. For instance, if you eat the same exact meal at 6 pm or at 8 pm, is one more caloric than the other? No, each meal…

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Eating and exercise: Time it right to maximize your workout

Eating and exercise: Time it right to maximize your workout

When you eat and what you eat can affect your performance and the way you feel while you’re exercising. Coordinate your meals, snacks and what you drink to make the most of your exercise routine. Eating a lot before exercise can slow you down.When you exercise after a large meal, you may feel sluggish or have an upset stomach, cramping and diarrhea. That’s because your muscles and your digestive system are competing with each other for energy resources. This is…

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Go Nuts on Your Diet!

Go Nuts on Your Diet!

Peanuts, almonds and more are good — and good for you Several studies over the past several years have shown the health benefits of nuts — which contain monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium,copper, protein, and fiber, and are rich in antioxidant phytochemicals. They’ve also been shown to play an important role in helping to lower “bad” cholesterol levels and raise “good” cholesterol levels. In addition, they can help dilate blood vessels and prevent hardening of the arteries. Several…

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“Are you clogging your Arteries?”

“Are you clogging your Arteries?”

Trans fats are also known as hydrogenated fats. They are made by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil under pressure. This results in a stiffer fat, a fat which is hard at room temperature. For example, vanaspati is a trans fat. They are artificial, they are man-made. All the trans fats are essentially artificial, How are they harmful? Cholesterol ratio: They harm by increasing the cholesterol levels in the blood. They also increase other harmful fats in the blood. They…

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