Does aerobic exercise or weight training suppress my appetite more??
I read an article recently that was news to me and I thought I would pass it on. It has to deal with working out and the affect it has on your appetite. It focuses on two hormones for the study, GHRELIN & PEPTIDE YY.
But what do these hormones play in affecting my body you ask???
Here ya’ go…Ghrelin is the only known hormone to stimulate appetite while Peptide YY suppresses appetite. There are several others that help regulate appetite but the study & subsequent article focused on these two.
The levels of these hormones of the participants were measured periodically throughout the study. The results confirmed that anaerobic exercise (weight training) caused the Ghrelin levels among the participants to increase but there wasn’t a signficant change in the levels of Peptide YY. So appetite was definitely suppressed after the workout…
The aerobic exercise not only caused an increase in Ghrelin, but also a decrease in Peptide YY. Since Peptide YY is an appetite suppressant, appetite was reduced that much more after an aerobic exercise bout.
As I mentioned in some previous posts, weight training should be the first hurdle when dealing with weight loss and fat loss. But as the study clearly pointed out, aerobic exercise can clearly help you reach your health & fitness goals in more ways than just burning calories.
To see the actual scientific results, check out this link
That’s it for me this time around. Keep working out and staying fit Orange County!