The “After Burn” may not be a myth

We’ve all heard about the “After Burn” effect of exercise.

That coveted condition where the body continues to burn calories long after we’ve finished working out.

Well, it seems that science may have proven that this does indeed happen and at a higher and more intense rate than expected.

Studies which are done properly (many are not), find that extra calories are burned in the hours after exercise — but only if subjects exercise hard and long; intensely for 45 minutes.

And if they exercise even harder, they burn even more calories afterward.


Everyone ‘s favorite new work out

The economy has affected everyone’s life in every aspect including working out.

Trends depend on many factors, said the survey’s lead author, Walt Thompson. Take Pilates, which dropped off the survey’s list from No. 9 last year. Thompson believes the economy made Pilates equipment and specialized instructors too expensive for clubs to maintain. He’s not sure if Pilates will make a return to the top 20, but he doesn’t expect a few of this year’s trends to stick around long.


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