Tuesday 27 January 2015

Pre-breakfast exercise 'best at burning fat'

Jogging for just an hour a week can help you live longer. Photo: Thinkstock

EXERCISING on an empty stomach could be better for you than doing so after a meal, according to a study.

Men who worked out before breakfast lost more fat than those who did so after the first meal of the day, scientists found.

The study was carried out by Dr Jason Gill and Nor Farah of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

Ten overweight men who were not regular exercisers took part in the study which looked at the effects of exercising before and after breakfast on metabolic health and fat loss.

Dr Gill said: "Any exercise you do is beneficial but the indications are that there might be an extra benefit associated with exercising before eating.

Irish Independent

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