Exercising after a meal is more effective

Post-dinner resistance exercise improves postprandial risk factors more effectively than pre-dinner resistance exercise

Exercising after a meal is more effective

Participants performed resistance exercises such as leg curls, seated calf raises and abdominal crunches. Compared to levels on a non-exercise day, researchers found that the participants who exercised before dinner were able to only reduce the sugar levels in their blood; however, participants who exercised after dinner were able to reduce both sugar and fat levels.

“This study shows that it is not just the intensity or duration of exercising that is important but also the timing of when it occurs,”

Participants consumed a moderate carbohydrate dinner on the evenings of the study.

Reference: Post-dinner resistance exercise improves postprandial risk factors more effectively than pre-dinner resistance exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes. Link

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