Suppressing Appetite While Maximizing Weight-Loss
A recent study conducted in United kingdom states that aerobic exercises can actually suppress appetite by affecting the two key hormones in our body. Participants that were subjected to a 60-minute aerobic exercise (treadmill) experienced a decline in hunger. This is due to the fact that the two key hormones named Peptide YY and Ghrelin were increased and suppressed respectively. Peptide YY is a key hormone that is responsible for suppressing appetite and Ghrelin is a hormone that promotes appetite. This means that having a good aerobic exercise can actually promote weight control with regards to our eating habits.
Now the question is, how long does it take to promote this phenomena in our body. Well, as a rule of thumb in exercise, a person must at least do an AEROBIC exercise 3 days per week that is at least 30 minutes of jogging, treadmill, biking or weightlifting. If you have the time and schedule, you may want to shift on a much lighter intensity training, this includes brisk walking and water exercises.
Now this one is sticky! For people who wants to lose weight,you have to double the time needed and increase the intensity of your training as well to promote anabolic state of your body. This may speed up your metabolism and will increase the burning of your excess fats. This includes 300minutes of moderate intensity of training per week or 60minutes of brisk walking or water aerobics (swimming) 5 times per week. If you want to cut the time needed, you may have this at 150minutes with high intensity training per week which includes your biking, treadmill, or weightlifting.
This statements may seem promising but don’t hit the gym yet! If you are a beginner, start slow and gradually increase the intensity of your training to avoid injuries and other health problems. It is better to consult your physicians first especially for people who are already experiencing obesity and people who have ailments such as asthma as heart attack may trigger anytime.
One should also never forget to do warm-up exercises before hitting the racks and the bikes.Do some stretching before and after workout to avid unwanted injuries. In addition, one should never overtrain, as this may lead to some psychological implications such as depression. Dehydration, fatigue and injury are also major contributors in overtraining.