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Mar 28

Written by: Tony Mazzon
3/28/2012 6:16 AM  RssIcon


Good morning,
Vigorous exercise burns calories for 14 hours after exercise. Studies have found energy expenditure persists for 14 hours after high-intensity workouts. Research published by the American College of Sports Medicine reports that a 45 minute bout of vigorous exercise can boost a person's energy!
Researchers with Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined energy expenditure among ten healthy, male participants during two nonconsecutive sessions of 24 hours in the metabolic chamber.
During the first session, participants were mostly inactive, but they stood and stretched for two minutes every hour. They could also perform everyday tasks, such as washing their hands and brushing their teeth, as needed. During the second session, participants followed the same routine, but they cycled vigorously for 45 minutes at 11 a.m.
“We found that 45 minutes of vigorous exercise caused 190 additional calories to be burned later in the day while the participant was at rest,” said David Nieman, Ph.D., lead investigator of the study. “The calories burned after exercise represent a 37 percent increase in net energy expended compared to no exercise, and these findings may have implications for people trying to lose or manage their weight.”
To make the most of your workouts and the time following, try increasing your intensity and see how you feel!


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