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Study: Both Exercise and Whey Augment Human Growth Hormone Production, Which Can Keep Your Body Young

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  • Exercising on an empty stomach has been shown to have a number of health and fitness benefits as the combination of fasting and exercising maximizes the impact of cellular factors and catalysts that force the breakdown of fat and glycogen for energy, effectively forcing your body to burn fat without sacrificing muscle mass
  • High-intensity interval training boosts your body's natural production of human growth hormone (HGH), a synergistic, foundational biochemical that addresses the serious muscle loss and atrophy that typically occurs with aging
  • New research has shown that not only does exercise increase HGH concentrations, but you can influence its production nutritionally through the intake of whey protein
  • When participants ran on a treadmill for 90 minutes, then consumed whey protein during their recovery, they had an increased HGH response after completing a second bout of intense exercise
  • Once you hit the age of 30, you enter what's called "somatopause," at which point your levels of HGH begin to drop off quite dramatically; this decline of HGH is part of what drives your aging process, so maintaining your HGH levels gets increasingly important with age

By Dr. Mercola

Exercise is one of the "golden tickets" to preventing disease and slowing the aging process. One reason for this is because exercise is one of the most effective ways to regain insulin and leptin sensitivity and reverse insulin and leptin-resistance, which is a key to staying healthy as you get older.


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