Tuesday, 11 April 2017

To Eat or Not to Eat (Before Exercising): That Is the Question

To Eat or Not to Eat (Before Exercising): That Is the Question

The above topic has been up for discussion for a long time.  What is healthy, to eat before or after exercising.  I hope this article reveals some helpful facts for you! 


Newswise — Bethesda, Md. (April  6, 2017)—Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This study highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to exercise. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Researchers from the University of Bath in the U.K. studied a group of overweight males. The volunteers walked for 60 minutes at 60 percent maximum oxygen consumption on an empty stomach and, on another occasion, two hours after consuming a high-calorie carbohydrate-rich breakfast. The research team took multiple blood samples after eating or fasting and after exercising. The researchers also collected adipose tissue samples immediately before and one hour after walking.
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