Exercise Shown To Counter Holiday Indulgence, Somewhat
OK, not all holiday indulgence, but the eating part, yes, or kind of. HealthDay reports on research conducted at the University of Bath that studied 26 healthy young men who were asked to overeat. Some of the group were inactive, while others exercised on a treadmill for 45 minutes a day. Daily calorie intake increased by 50 percent in the inactive group and by 75 percent in the exercise group, which, the researchers point out, gave them the same net daily calorie surplus. The bottom line: After just one week of overeating, all the participants had a significant decline in blood sugar control, and worse, their fat cells activated genes that result in unhealthy changes to metabolism and that disrupt nutritional balance. The negative effects, however, were much lower in those who were doing daily exercise. Read more from HealthDay.