Hormones and Exercise

The more we understand about hormones, the more we realize that exercise can help sustain normal levels. That’s why reducing calories alone is not always effective for weight loss. Adding an exercise regimen, based on your level of fitness, helps you lose weight, not just by burning extra calories. It also balances the hormones that help your body use glucose to fuel energy expenditure, rather than storing glucose as fat. Additionally, exercise stimulates other hormones that help repair and build muscle fibers.

Learn more about the 8 key hormones that are affected by exercise, what they do, and how they affect your fitness outcome, in the article below.

Remember to avoid sugar (including sports drinks) before exercising and snack on a protein after intense exercise, so your hormones will do the job you want them to do: burn fat and build muscle.

8 Hormones Involved in Exercise, by Pete McCall, MS, CSCS, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. August 10, 2015, ACE Fitness Blog.

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