Exercise ETC’s Review of
Exercise Related Research

Compiled by Laura Abbott, MS, LMT

The latest study concerning post- exercise burn has come out of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University, and it provides some interesting information. Previous studies have had such a wide variations in results due to the equipment used, but this study used a metabolic chamber to give more consistent results.

Young healthy males cycled vigorously for 45 minutes at 73% of VO2 Max. Activities of daily living were also monitored very closely. Scientist found that even after 14 hours postexercise, caloric burn was 190 calories (37%) above resting levels. Of course, the more fit individuals will more easily reach this amount since muscle burns more energy than fat, but this can still have a profound effect on obese individuals as well as those with metabolic health issues such as diabetes. Another good reason to incorporate exerciseinto a regular daily routine.

Knab, Amy M., et al, “A 45-Minute Vigorous Exercise Bout Increases Metabolic Rate for 14 Hours.” ACSM, Medicine and Science in Sports andExercise, 2011, Vol. 43, No. 9, September 2011. Pp. 1643-1648.