Exercise does not burn extra calories

Exercising sucks

Look, there are huge and well documented effects from exercise.

BUT.....metabolically speaking it doesn't seem to raise your metabolism day to day. SO....you don't get to eat more today because you worked out.....sorry!

Exercise does create an instant increase in the efficiency of your metabolism by ramping up the the function of your brain, kidneys, heart and liver.

In your workout your metabolic activity goes up due to the neurological and muscular activity involved and the processing done by these organs. When that workout is over, your body then resents its metabolism for that day to a more efficient (lower) rate to balance you out at the end of the day to the level of calories used as someone with the same body type and age that did not work out.

Exercise has a net positive effect on your neurological tone, essentially calming the system and reducing stress and inflammation markers.

Exercise has a brain chemistry effect that clears the mind, improves memory and concentration and produces a bunch of feel good neurotransmitters.

Exercise OVER TIME will help build more muscle, which can have a general effect in raising your metabolic rate.....over time, not day by day.

Exercise also promotes improved metabolic flexibility by building bigger engines in the muscle you have (mitochondria efficiency and density) as well as increase the size of your muscle's gas tanks, the glycogen storage capacity......this all means better insulin clearance, decreased net insulin exposure, and a positive metabolic effect that also allows Human Growth Hormone to come out and play and keep us strong and young.

Exercise not only promotes the building of new brain and heart cells from brand new stem cells, but regular exercise can help you keep up to 90% of those new cells that would have died off otherwise. So you get to make new cells and keep them too!

What kind of exercise is the best? Let's not jump the gun, just make sure you are doing something every day. In the future we can go into the different types, their effects on the nervous system and metabolic effects, but for now, commit to doing something every single day! And remember, in many cases, 3 exercise routines of 10 minutes a day can often be better than one 30 minute routine!

So, we talk a lot about how what and when you eat impacts our body and health, let's put the same line of thinking to our daily exercise.

Keep sweating my friends!

Dr. Don Clum

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Dr. Don Clum

I consult and create custom lifestyle centered strategy programs for people looking to improve their health. My programs are lifestyle centered and we leverage as many areas of a person's lifestyle that they are willing to include, such as:
 Diet and nutrition
, Exercise and physical activity, Stress Resilience
, Sleep enhancement

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