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Spectacular study reveals the incredible metabolic benefits of a 10 minute workout

June 22, 2010

Spectacular study reveals incredible metabolic benefits of a 10 minute workout

to read the original great article by New York Times writer Gretchen Reynolds, please click here

I am so excited with this groundbreaking study. In My upcoming book “Super Body, Super Brain” (Release January 2011) I will offer 4 different 10 minute specific workouts. Many of you have asked me, but is 10 minutes really enough to tone up, lose body fat and have a sharper brain? Absolutely! Latest research in exercise science is telling us how short intense workouts are likely to be the best ones. However, an incredible article published in New York Times this last Sunday reported the new findings of what exercise does for US in just 10 minutes:

According to a new study published in The New York Times, scientists studied the metabolic effects of physical exercise when we move as little as for 10 minutes. During the study, scientists actually observed how much being fit changes your ability to burn fat, moderate blood sugar and other functions as well.

HARVARD AND OTHER SCIENTISTS STUDY THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE

In the experiment, published late last month in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Harvard University and other institutions relied on a mass spectrometer to enumerate specific molecules in the bloodstreams of people who’d been exercising. (New York Times, Sunday June 20th)

What the scientist wanted to know is, how does your metabolism change during and after exercise?

GROUPS SELECTED FOR THE STUDY

Two of the selected groups for the study (one fit and the other one with a mild heart condition) were being tested on a 10 minute workout: treadmill, stationary bicycle, then blood samples were taken. Also a third group was selected, this group was a group of runners who had finished 2006 Boston Marathon

RESULTS OF A 10 MINUTE WORKOUT ON A METABOLIC LEVEL- SPECTACULAR FINDINGS:

What they found was that after 10 minutes of treadmill jogging or stationary-bicycle riding, the healthy adults showed enormous changes in the metabolites within their bloodstream, as did the less-fit group, although to a lesser degree. In particular, certain metabolites associated with fat burning were elevated. The fit adults showed increases of almost 100 percent in many of these molecules. The less-fit group had increases in those same metabolites of about 50 percent. As for the marathoners, their blood contained up to 10 times more of the fat-burning markers.

SPECTACULAR CONCLUSION: WE CAN BURN FAT IN JUST 10 MINUTES

According to Gretchen, These findings suggest that exercise has both “acute and cumulative” effects on your body’s ability to use and burn fat, says Gregory Lewis, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an author of the study. According to the scientists After only 10 minutes of exercise, even the least fit showed evidence that their bodies were burning fat; the more fit, the more metabolic evidence of fat burning.

“That was exciting to see,” says Robert Gerszten, the director of clinical and translational research for the heart center at Massachusetts General Hospital and another author of the study.

But the experiment does reinforce the lesson, which we all know whether we heed it or not, that the human body needs to move.

to read the original great article by Gretchen Reynlds, please click here

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