Working out before breakfast increases health benefits of exercise

Henrietta Strickland
October 20, 2019

"It is important that, although it did not affect weight loss, it has significantly improved their overall health", - quotes the words of one of the authors of the study Dr. Javier Gonzalez (Javier Gonzalez), Department of public health, University of Bath press service of the Institute.

The researchers, including those from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, said that people who performed exercise before breakfast burned double the amount of fat than those who exercised after the morning meal. Those are depleted quickly, forcing your body to then use fat.

As EurekAlert! noted, a 30-week study involved 30 men with overweight or obese. An analysis of the results revealed that participants who exercised before breakfast burned double the amount of fat than the group who exercised after breakfast.

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That the study included just men is a bit of a bummer for women looking for a similar health boost, but they chose to focus on men only to test the proof-of-principle. The muscles from those who exercised before breakfast also showed greater increases in key proteins, specifically those involved in transporting glucose from the bloodstream to the muscles.

Practicing before breakfast implies the movement will occur while insulin levels are lower, which the examination uncovers is something to be thankful for: this brought about twofold the measure of muscle to fat ratio consumed contrasted with individuals who practiced after breakfast.

This is not the first time a study is suggesting the importance of exercising early in the morning, but this could be the first time a research is suggesting how exercising before breakfast can lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Gonzalez said that the group who exercised before breakfast increased their ability to respond to insulin, which, he added, was more significant as both exercise groups lost similar amount of weight, and gained similar fitness levels. "Importantly, whilst this didn't have any effect on weight loss, it did dramatically improve their overall health".

After six weeks, they concluded that the participants who exercised before breakfast burned double the amount of fat than the group who exercised after breakfast.

However, the study has its own limitations mainly because it did not look into long term health benefits of exercising before breakfast.

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