Some Reasons Why Exercise is Good for Your Metabolism

Exercising is one of the best ways to lose weight. It is no secret that fad diets typically do not provide long-term weight loss benefits. Exercise, on the other hand, has been known for years to provide weight loss benefits that will last a person throughout his or her lifetime. Through exercise and maintaining a proper diet, a person can even boost his or her metabolism. Here are some of the ways in which exercise actually works to boost your metabolism.

good for metabolism
Through exercise and maintaining a proper diet,
a person can even boost his or her metabolism.

Getting the “Afterburn” Effect

After an intense workout session, people will typically experience the afterburn effect. The major benefit of this effect is that it causes your body to continue to burn calories for hours after a workout session. Your body can continue to burn calories, and this will help you to continue to lose weight. Experts recommend that you try a 90-minute weight training session to maximize the benefits that you receive from the afterburn effect. It is also a good idea to try to incorporate some cardio into an exercise program every week.

Production of Epinephrine

One of the greatest ways in which your body will benefit from exercise is through the production of epinephrine. This is a hormone that actually speeds up the metabolic rate of the body. This hormone is typically produced after a person completes a weight training session. The body produces higher levels of epinephrine so that minor tears in muscles can be repaired.

Increasing Muscle Mass

One of the reasons trainers typically try to encourage their clients to build muscle mass is due to the increased capacity that the muscles have for burning calories. For every pound of muscle that a person develops on his or her body, that is an extra 50 to 100 calories that can be burned for a workout session. As a person continues to increase his or her muscle mass, workout sessions will become more productive and helpful in increasing a metabolic rate.

Make Time for Exercise

Some people think that they absolutely must spend at least 90 minutes in a workout session every day. Because of this, a busy person may feel less encouraged to even spend any time in a workout session on a daily basis. Experts recommend that even lifting weights for 20 or 30 minutes a day can still have lifelong benefits. If your schedule does not currently allow for a 90-minute workout session, then you should not allow this to deter you from continuing to participate in a workout session. It is still possible for you to develop muscle mass by choosing to exercise for only 20 or 30 minutes a day.

Boost Your Metabolism Today

There is no better time to begin boosting your metabolism than the present moment. With exercise, you will be able to improve your health for the rest of your life. Make the conscious choice to incorporate some exercise into your life, and your metabolic rate will benefit as a result. If you’re feeling all clogged up though and exercise isn’t helping it’s always good to go talk to a dietitian as it might be your diet that is slowing your metabolism down and you might need Dulcolax laxative tablets to give your digestive system a quick clean before starting your new lifestyle.

Author Bio: John is a dietitian and has been for the past 2 years. In his spare time he likes to write blogs about health, fitness and all round well-being.

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Does Being a Full-time Mom Make You Fat

A few weeks from now I’ll be meeting again my old friends who are also now mothers like me and both of them gained weight just like me. It seems that weight gain is an inevitable part of aging. 20 years ago the three of us were all petite and slim because of different activities, night life and all. But since we gave birth and became full time Moms, we got double chins, expanding waist lines and wide, full hips. And because we are too busy with just everything in the household, it gets more and more difficult to maintain an ideal weight. One of my friends suggested to open a Yoga  studio and asked me where to find wholesale yoga equipment. If she’s serious or not, I don’t really know.

Does being full-time Moms really make us fat? The answer is NO. It’s the changes in metabolism that makes people gain weight. As people gets older, the metabolism gets slower. As people age, the body needs fewer calories but if people eat the same amount of food that are high in salt, fat and calories, just like what they did in their twenties, then there’ll be a subsequent changes in their weight. Fortunately, there are things we can do to fight this weight gain…balance diet and exercise, which are hard for full-time Moms like me to observe as there is just not enough time in a day to exercise not to mention the presence of different food in the house.

Full-time Mom or working Mom, both will gain weight if balance diet and exercise won’t be properly observed.

Gout Attack

Like what I’ve written in my previous articles, Hubby is a basketball addict. Here in our place, they have a basketball weekend club wherein guys his age also play basketball from 6:00am until 9:00am. They usually follow it up with a drinking session but hubby, who easily gets drunk, just joins them not for the drink but for the camaraderie and of course, the pulutan lol.

However, it’s been weeks that hubby wasn’t able to play basketball. The reason? His left ankle is swollen and it’s not from an injury or something. Apparently, his uric acid is shooting up again and this onfirmed after some laboratory exam.

For everybody’s information on uric acid, it is a byproduct of the metabolism of substances called purines, which are found in every cell. An excess of uric acid can occur due to overproduction or inadequate excretion of the substance. The following are known triggers for gout attacks: joint injuiries, eating too much of certain foods, infection, surgery and crash diets.

I think reason number 2 triggered the gout attack because he only not eat certain foods but he eats all kinds of food lol.