February 15th, 2017

How Exercise Can Impact Hunger

There’s an old saying that you work up an appetite. This would lead people to believe physical effort can make them hungry. A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests the opposite might be closer to the truth, at least when it comes to aerobic exercise.
Researchers pulled data from 17 studies to come up with 192 young male subjects. After performing moderate to intense exercise, equivalent to about 69% of capacity, hunger ratings were recorded for a couple hours after training. Turns out that hunger was suppressed along with the hunger hormone ghrelin, but this didn’t have an influence on how man calories they consumed.