Study finds that exercising before breakfast is more beneficial for weight loss
Exercising before the first meal of the day is found to be more effective than exercising after it, a new study from the British Journal of Nutrition has found.
In the study, men who did a brisk walk before breakfast burnt up to 33 per cent more fat than those who walked after breakfast.
According to Dr Jason Gill, who conducted the study at Glasgow University, by exercising before eating breakfast, the body is forced to rely more heavily on using fat from its stores.
Men who exercised before breakfast also found lower levels of fat in their blood, which can make individuals more prone to heart disease.
However, Dr Gill adds that any healthy exercise is beneficial. ‘The biggest difference is between doing nothing and doing something,’ he told The Daily Mail.
‘If you find you keel over because you can’t do exercise before you have your slice of toast, then do it afterwards. You are still going to get a huge benefit.’
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