Did you know lifting weights and interval training will burn calories for up to 38 hours!!
As we all know exercise increases blood flow to vital organs, burns calories and boosts endorphin release, creating a happier you. According to the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, the benefits of routine exercise include a longer life, increased energy, keeping you lean and generating a younger looking you (who doesn’t want that in San Diego?). Here are some tips to keeping in shape, from FitnessMagazine.com.
As you work out you are creating stronger lungs, increasing energy through the release of endorphins and fighting flab. When you work out push yourself, the more intensity and longevity of your workout the better your body the more efficiently your body uses oxygen to help metabolize and burn fat. The benefits you seek will appear within a week of regular exercise. The human chemical response to exercise is as follows:
An hour after you exercise mood enhancing chemicals (serotonin , dopamine and norephenephrine) flood your brain and proteins that boost your immune system are released to ward off infection. According to Dr. Bryant, PhD, chief science officer for the American council of exercise ” every sweat session you do you can help strengthen your immune function for about 24 hours.” People who do interval training have a bigger boost in mood immediately following a workout than people who work out at a steady pace. To turbo charge your calorie burning, strength training at least twice a week. It will change your metabolism so that you burn calories up to 38 hours after exercise.
A day after you exercise you are adding lean muscle, lowering your blood pressure increasing your heart health. Increased oxygen to organs help you to remain alert and sharp, making a smarter you.
A week of regular exercise sensitivity to insulin drops, decreasing your risk of diabetes. Your VO2 max increase on average 5%. Increasing exercise will increase these results. If you cut 500 calories a day you can lose one pound a week making you look trimmer, who doesn’t want that??
This is why we know Foundation workouts work to support the greatest strength training and weight loss during and long after you work out. For more information on the benefits of interval training see Dr Olson’s research PhD of exercise physiology at Auburn University on the Fitness magazine.com web page.