Quick Facts about Exercise

Can you lose weight in specific body parts? There is no such thing as spot reduction. Body fat is lost from the entire body. Target training can limit the benefits of training since other muscle groups will be neglected.

 

Will exercising before bed help you sleep better?

Working out up to 3 hours before bed is not recommended. Working out elevates body temperature, and it may cause discomfort making it hard  to fall asleep.  Aim for 5 - 6 hours before bed time to work out and it will help you sleep better.

 

Does lifting weights make you bulk up?

Strength training (weight lifting) is important as we age to help prevent age related bone and muscle loss. It also decreases body fat and increases the rate that the body burns calories.

 

Should I drink a sport drink after working out?

For most people no,  unless you have lost lots of sodium and electrolytes through sweating. Drink water , aim for 7 to 15 ounces for every 15 minutes while exercising and then also afterwards.