A student hasn’t had a single bite of food for 16 months after she suddenly developed a super-rare condition which means she vomits every time she eats. Jessica Newman, 26, says her last solid meal was a chicken curry in June 2017 - and she is now fed through a tube straight into her heart.She has been diagnosed with a stomach problem affecting just 500 people in the world.Initially she thought it was just a stomach bug, and doctors even asked if she had anorexia, but after she lost nearly two stone in a month tests revealed the truth.She was diagnosed with multiple vascular compression syndrome - a stomach artery problem.To stop her starving to death, the music student was fed liquid nutrients through a tube in her nose, hooked up to a heavy backpack of food she had to carry for 20 hours a day.Now she’s now fed directly into the blood steam in her heart, and is waiting for an operation so she can finally enjoy a meal again.Jess, from Brighton, who lives with boyfriend, … [Read more...] about Sussex student hasn’t eaten food for 16 months after developing a rare condition
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Getty ImagesJohner Images When you finish an intense track workout, you know you’ve burned a significant number of calories. But what you may not realize is that your body continues to burn them even when you’re done running. This process is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), and it’s what people generally refer to as the “afterburn effect.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We spoke with two certified strength and conditioning specialists to get the basics on what EPOC actually is and what it means for runners.What Is EPOC?EPOC is simply your body’s way of cooling down after exercise. Our bodies use oxygen to produce energy while we’re exercising, and exercise that uses more oxygen—anything that’s high-intensity, such as an interval workout—burns more calories. Running Strong, which offers coaching and rehabilitation services to runners. It expends energy to help accomplish this. As a result, … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do You Really Burn Once Your Workout Is Over?
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If you're looking to get in shape in a group setting, there are plenty of fancy, overly complicated fitness classes ready to take your money. But science says there’s nothing quite as effective as a good ol’ fashioned boot camp workout.A recent study done by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) looked into the effectiveness of boot camp workouts and found them to be one of the best group exercise options. The workouts, typically made up of simple bodyweight movements with minimal equipment, are not only great for losing weight and building strength, but also for training people to get through their day-to-day activities more effectively. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below To look at the effectiveness of boot camp workouts, researchers put six men and six women, all between the ages of 19 and 29, through a 40-minute boot camp workout and measured their oxygen consumption, caloric burn, and heart rate.FUNCTIONAL TRAININGTraining your body to get through daily … [Read more...] about Why Boot Camp Workouts Are So Effective, According to Science
Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC is the formal label for the afterburn effect caused by intense exercise. Short but explosive bouts of exercise use up the glycogen and ATP stores in your muscles and cause an abnormal buildup of lactic acid. Your body must work after your workout to remove this lactic acid and replace your ATP and glycogen stores. This post exercise work requires oxygen and burning calories. Your post workout metabolism will continue to burn calories from 6-12, even 24 hours after training depending on the type of exercise and your exercise intensity. Three types of exercise promote the greatest afterburn effect: Cardiovascular High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. Examples include running sprints, swimming intervals, or spinning on a stationary bike. These examples require short bursts of high intensity with brief rest periods in between these bursts. High Intensity Full Body Circuit Training. Simple examples include calisthenics conducted in short … [Read more...] about Burn More Calories AFTER Exercise