Came across another study documenting the advantages of vigorous exercise. Specifically, 45-min of vigorous exercise results in an increased number of calories burned for 14 hours post exercise- an additional 37%!
And a study that proves the old adage that drinking water helps with weight loss. Apparently when you drink 17 ounces of water (about two glasses), your metabolic rate shoots up by about 30 percent. Just another reason to work on your hydration. (Talking to myself, kidney stone diva, on this one.)
If you already get your daily recommended water fix, don’t go crazy saturating yourself – as you may know, drinking too much water can cause a life threatening electrolyte imbalance known as hyponatremia. (Subject for another blog.)
Knab AM, Shanely RA, Corbin KD, Jin F, Sha W, Nieman DC. A 45-minute vigorous exercise bout increases metabolic rate for 14 hours. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. Available at: http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21311363
Water-Induced Thermogenesis. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism December 1, 2003 vol. 88 no. 12 6015-6019. Available at: http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/88/12/6015.full