Health and Fitness Quiz - Part 2

This week we continue to answer a few more questions on how we perceive fat loss should be particularly on exercising and fitness training.

Questions:

1. The best time to exercise for maximum results and weight loss is in the morning - True or False

2. Exercise deficiency can lead to accelerated development of diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle (cardiovascular disease, obesity, internal disorders, insomnia and more) - True or False

3. Strength and weight-training is not important for fat burning - True or False

4. After exercise has ceased, fat burning may continue at an accelerated rate for some time (up to 4-6 hours) - True or False

 

Answers:

1. The best time to exercise for maximum results and weight loss is in the morning

False. There is no "best time," other than what's best for you. Just like some people are early risers and some or night owls; different people prefer to exercise at different times. The most important thing is that you choose a time you can stick to, and not let anything interfere. Exercising at a regular time is habit forming, and that makes it easier to commit to a healthier lifestyle.


2. Exercise deficiency can lead to accelerated development of diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle (cardiovascular disease, obesity, internal disorders, insomnia and more)

True. The lifelong health benefits of exercise are simply amazing. As technology advances, people become less and less active. We originate from our hunters and gatherer ancestors, so we have always been built to be on the move, and live an active life. The modern sedentary lifestyle clashes with our age old design causing our bodies to literally "crash." Exercise can be key for fixing that.


3. Strength and weight-training is not important for fat burning

False. Strength and weight training IS important for fat burning. Muscle in your body has a big energy demand. And so the more of it you have, typically the more calories and fat your burn. This doesn't mean you have to look like a hulking gorilla though if you want to lose weight, you just need to make sure you are working your muscles when you exercise. When you do, you will become tight and toned in no time.


4. After exercise has ceased Fat burning may continue at an accelerated rate for some time (up to 4-6 hours)

True. Up to 6 hours after exercise you could still be feeling the benefits. As you know your body doesn't change instantly. It takes time. So although you may have finished exercising, your body might still be in "exercise engine" mode, burning away fat like you're still on the treadmill.

This is why it's very important to know what you should and should not be eating after you exercise.

If you'd like to know how Yoga XTC can help you out with a program that includes balanced training and nutritional support, click on here to find out more.

Content by Karmen and Nick.