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Whether or not you eat before a workout is relatively unimportant, but there has been a lot of debate about working out in a "fasted" state (such as a morning run before breakfast). It's a method used by bodybuilders, models, the military, etc. to keep lean. According to this article, which has some very good information and links to various studies, there ...


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For a general workout of 60-90 minutes (not a competitive event such as a triathlon), it doesn't matter. The reason is because your body stores enough carbohydrates to fuel moderate/high intensity activity for approximately that long. Longer than that, however, and you will need to supply additional fuel. Much of your body's physical adaptation to your ...


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I think you might be asking the wrong question. Your stated goal is here: my primary goal in exercising is to be healthy: to live as long and as ably/comfortably as I can. My secondary goals are to maintain a reasonably good weight (preferably BMI < 25) and physique, and to elevate my mood. I'd back up a little bit and ask the question: what's ...


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The amount of exercise that hits the Goldilocks Window is different for different people, or even the same person at different times. If an hour of inclined treadmill walking plus a 5-minute run plus a bit of bicep work is leaving you drained then either it's too much work for your capabilities right now or you're not eating and recovering well enough to ...



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