Holidays are among the toughest moments to keep our weight loss program and stop gaining weight. There are lots of factors that may keep us off track. With the family gatherings or get together with your friends, we find ourselves lured to indulge in high-calorie, delicious food and drink. We might also have no time or interest to stick to our regular workout.

Even if the holidays have arrived, we could actually prepare ourselves simply by carefully planning in advance to ensure that we won’t ruin our weight loss program.

Getting a daily exercise could help prevent the negative effects of basking around and munching comfort foods, based on new research in the Journal of Physiology.

Getting a daily exercise could help prevent the negative effects of basking around and munching comfort foods.

On the other hand, even though overindulging may seem inevitable, do not consider the holidays a free pass in terms of fitness and diet. Getting a daily exercise could help prevent the negative effects of basking around and munching comfort foods, based on new research in the Journal of Physiology.

If you eat more and you move less, the body consumes a lot more calories than it usually burns. This is often referred to as an energy surplus and, regrettably, it leads to physiological changes that can result in metabolic disorders such as diabetes after some time. Previous research has proven that exercise can help to eliminate the side effects of overindulging even if simply by decreasing the energy surplus. However, many researchers have believed that exercising might set off other helpful changes in a cellular level.

For that reason, scientists took 26 young men who are healthy, which exercised regularly and divided them into 2 groups: the first group ran for 45 minutes using the treadmill every single day, and the other group did not exercise in any way. Read the rest of the article at Herald.ie:

Daily Exercise Helps Counter Festive Binge

[quote style=”boxed”]A daily bout of exercise goes a long way to countering the harmful effects of Yuletide over-indulgence – even if people still gain weight.

While it’s no surprise regular exercise is vital to keep the love handles at bay and ward off disease, a study in The Journal of Physiology has shed new light on how it can reverse some of the damaging effects of overeating and inactivity.

And this applies even if people are still gaining weight due to a “couch potato” lifestyle.[/quote]

And the result showed that those who had not exercised experienced some unpleasant side effects such as a decline in blood sugar control, as well as, a change in their fat cells that may have an effect on metabolism. While those who exercise daily did not have such results. And that is, the exercises did actually eliminate most of the negative effects of overindulging.

You cannot just ramp up your fitness efforts while you are on a month-long binge and assume not to gain a few pounds. This research demonstrated that exercise helped prevent the physiological effects of holiday-hibernating, but exercising does not always control weight gain if you are overindulging.

You are can still enjoy the holidays, being with your friends and family, going on a holiday party and have fun. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot have fun and get healthy, fit and lean during the holidays. It just takes some planning, a bit of goal-setting and most of all, a little dose of discipline.

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