Exercise Not Only Burns Fat it Also Suppresses Appetite

Posted on December 15, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

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Exercising for 1 hour has been shown to suppress two important appetite hormones and leave you feeling satiated earlier and hungy less often. The researchers found that aerobic exercise works much more effiently as an appeitite suppressant than resistance exercise, this could lead us to a better explanation of why we get hungier when we are veg-ing out than when we are busy.

So we now have another reason to exercise 1. burn the fat 2. suppress the urge to eat along with all the other benefits of exercising that keep you healthier and living longer.

ScienceDaily (Dec. 11, 2008) — “A vigorous 60-minute workout on a treadmill affects the release of two key appetite hormones, ghrelin and peptide YY, while 90 minutes of weight lifting affects the level of only ghrelin, according to a new study. Taken together, the research shows that aerobic exercise is better at suppressing appetite than non-aerobic exercise and provides a possible explanation for how that happens.”

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Resitance Training Proved To Aid in Glucose Control in Diabetes

Posted on November 3, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, health, weightloss | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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An article in Medical News Today about a new research study done on diabetes has shown that resistance training in combination with traditionally used aerobic training can help diabets gain control over their blood glucose levels faster and with more efficiency.

What does this mean? Basically diabetic people are “Starved of movement.” as one Robin Marcus, spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association. Movement is key to regaining control of your blood sugar and managing your diabetes more efficicently, to the point where you may even be able to stop your medication.

“Although aerobic exercise is still key in treating diabetes, it should not be used in isolation,” Marcus observes. “As people age, they lose muscle mass and, subsequently, mobility, resulting in a greater risk of falls. Adding resistance training to the diabetes treatment regimen leads to improved thigh lean tissue which, in turn, may be an important way for patients to increase resting metabolic rate, protein reserve, exercise tolerance, and functional mobility, she notes.”

One of the easiest ways to get started on resistance training is to use a Vibration Platform, no matter how unfit or fit you are just standing on the machine for just 10 minutes a day can give you the equivalent of a 40 minute workout. Using movements to boost your workout as you regain your fitness only enhances the effect of the vibration on your muscles and builds strength and flexibility at the same time as boosting your stamina. Get started today.

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Don’t Get Bored By Your Fitness Routine

Posted on April 28, 2008. Filed under: Fitness | Tags: , |

boredAre you doing the same old routine day after day? Whether you exercise at home or at a Fitness Centre you will get really bored if you’re doing the same old thing day after day and your body will be bored too. Yes, your body will show you it’s bored by plateauing, you will no longer be getting the great results that you started out with. Muscles create something called ‘muscle memory’ and this can be a really good thing as it means that the gains you made yesterday or the day before are easier to regain.

However ‘muscle memory’ can also mean that your muscles lose their initial energy levels when repeating the same movements over and over again. To keep making fitness gains you will need to spice up your exercise routine on a regular basis, for your muscles and for you, this is great news. Put a spring in your step by using your imagination to create new routines, remember anything that gets your heart rate up, your blood pumping and using your muscles is exercise (I think we often forget that). Now, what can you think of that does all that?

Hmmm, well I know that’s one of them, but you can’t do that all day long 🙂

Why not try some of these ideas:

  • get your groove on – Yes, DANCE. Take a regular class or just crank up the music and dance on your living room floor, not only will you be getting some aerobic exercise you will have a smile on your face as well. I love to dance and this is one way to get fit and have fun all at the same time.
  • SWIM – get in the water and do some laps, this is great if your in summer weather right now, try doing different stroke styles to exercise as many different muscles as you can.
  • STAIRS – find some stairs and run up them and down them until you are tired, and then do it again.
  • take a CROSS COUNTRY RUN – get out into nature and run through the trees, jumping over obstacles on your way (take care to make sure it is safe to land on the other side). This kind of cross country running gives your reactive time a workout as well.
  • MARTIAL ARTS – go kick and punch and work on your anger issues all at the same time. Therapy in a Dojo, I call it, I did Karate for 3 years after I left my husband and now I don’t feel the need to hurt anymore. I got it all out on the mat the fun way.
  • PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS – get out in the yard and surprise your children by playing a game of cricket, soccer, baseball or football with them. Better yet play a game of ‘catch me if you can’ and see who who catches who, I be the kids win.
  • WALK or RUN or PLAY WITH THE DOG – have you ever thrown a frisbee and then raced your dog to catch it! The dog will think your crazy and will love it and you will get as good a workout as the dog.

Varying your exercise routine is only limited by your imagination, so let your imagination go crazy and start to look forward to your daily exercise again.

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