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Two myths about exercise and losing weight
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Two myths about exercise and losing weight

Very often people have the same question: what should I do, to get rid of the belly and buttocks? Unfortunately, the term local weight loss does not exist and passive training techniques used, are ineffective.

Some of these remove water, but this is replenished immediately. Others argue that increase circulation and blood flow, and remove cellulite. None of the above claims are true. The results obtained in some cases, comes from nutritional support. On the contrary exercise reduces fat tissue with the involvement of large muscle groups in aerobic activities like running, swimming, cycling etc. Exercises that are used repetitive and focus in specific body parts using small muscle groups do not offer a lot in the reduction of fat. They help toning and tightening muscles, but not reducing the total body mass of the limb. So if you want to lose fat from one part of your body, you should choose aerobic activities and be prepare to lose weight from the whole body.

Among other excuses used to justify our abstention from exercise, is the belief that it increases our desire for food. This is contradicted by several studies among which that of Thompson, which found that low intensity exercise does not suppress hunger, which happens on the contrary in high intensity exercise (68% VO2 max). The repressive action is associated with increased body temperature. The centre of starvation and temperature are both in the hypothalamus and next to each other. This is the reason for the suppression of hunger after exercise, because both exercise and food-borne thermo genesis increase central temperature. The organism trying to protect itself from potential excessive rise of temperature, inhibits desire for food and deters food warming. Exercise also stimulates the secretion of several hormones, especially of epinephrine, which reduces appetite, through direct action in the hypothalamus. Also exercise rises the level of glucose and free fatty acids in plasma reducing appetite. So it's good to exercise before a meal, because caloric intake reduces. If you feel like exercise increases your appetite, perhaps you should reconsider the nature and intensity of exercise performed.

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