10 Things You Need To Know To Lose Weight – Part 9

Part 9 – Take Advantage of the “After Burn” from Moderate Exercise

The Medical Journalist in the BBC TV program hated exercise, but he was tested after exercising on a treadmill (at brisk walking pace).  The test showed he used up a small amount of body fat after the exercise, initially he was disappointed.

Exercise on treadmillThe next day the doctor assisting him showed him how his body had actually burned more fat while he slept and continued doing so well into the next day.

He called this effect “After Burn”. He said during exercise we burn carbohydrates and these take around 22 hours to replace, so we then burn fat reserves over the next 18 hours or so, even while sleeping.

So go and exercise and enjoy the after burn.