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Can Exercise Make You Feel Less Hungry?

[6 Sep 2010 | No Comments | 6 views | Author: Xtend Life]
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I remember back in my ‘younger days’, when I used to work-out quite a lot, I found that my appetite used to go through the roof. As a teenager I almost eat my parents out of house and home! Although my natural physiological energy needs required me to eat more than I used to as a child, the popular belief at the time was that being active boosted your appetite. Today, it seems that has changed and being a hungry teenager was just part of growing up. This is because new research in Brazil has found that exercise can actually help slow overeating . Before I go any further, let me quickly explain how hunger works… Basically, the feeling of ‘hunger’ is partially determined by neurons in your brain. These neurons get this ‘hunger gossip’ from hormones like leptin and insulin. If your body builds up a resistance to these hormonal messages, there’s a good chance that you’ll start overeating. Some physiologists even suggest that inflammation could play some part in mixing up these hunger signals. So where does the exercise bit come in?

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Can Exercise Make You Feel Less Hungry?


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