Exercise And Hunger

Contrary to the belief of some, exercise does not increase your hunger later in the day. Research has shown that running on a treadmill for 1 & 1/2 hours a person consumed as many calories over the next 24 hours as they did on the days when they did not run on the treadmill. Some scientists suggest that exercise may suppress ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. See: Science Daily.

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About Vic

As a retired Commercial/Missionary pilot and administrator, I started taking SilverSneakers® classes in 2007. Although I had kept up minimal jogging and biking, I had little lean body mass and extra fat, so I started lifting weights and joined a Group Power barbell class. Later I was challenged to use free weights for heavier lifting and body weight exercises for flexibility and functional fitness. The SilverSneakers® Coordinator asked if I would train to teach the class. Little did I realize that it would take almost a year, four classes, a practical evaluation, plus an on-line 100 question test, to complete the certification. I am still impressed with the research and years of practical experience that has gone into the SilverSneakers® model.
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2 Responses to Exercise And Hunger

  1. Anonymous says:

    never let yourself get hungry

  2. Vic says:

    That is a good point. A lot of research has gone into the subject and the consensus seems to show that eating five small meals per day help control hunger when they are balanced with 40% of calories from Carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from Fat.

    Try Googling "Zone diet"

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