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Exercise Beats Holiday Overeating

Worried about over-doing it during the holiday feasting season? A University of Michigan study presented at the Integrative Biology of Exercise 7 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona suggests some of the ill-effects can be countered by exercise.
Researchers had 4 normal weight adults who exercised regularly consume 30% more calories than normal for 7 days. They continued their regular exercise program of at least 6 days a week which included a weekly minimum of 150 minutes of aerobic training.
Where markers of inflammation increase when people who don’t exercise overeat, that was not the case in this group of active adult subjects. Levels of fat metabolism also did not change in the exercising group.