Most Effective Enforced Exercise Time for Aerobic Exercise to Burn Body Fat

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 779)


Physical exercise is important to limit fat mass and prevent obesity. Of four studied exercise times, aerobic exercise before lunch (4 h after breakfast) was most effective in reducing body fat. This reduced the rate of body fat 1.20 times more than exercise after breakfast, 1.63 times more than after lunch, and 1.30 times more than before dinner (P < 0.01). Exercise before lunch used the most blood sugar, thereby consuming body fat. The difference between exercise before lunch and before diner might be explained by the metabolic efficiency of the body rhythm. This study used four stages of exercise intensity. At any of the four exercise times, the mildest intensity exercise (20% increased heart rate) was effective in reducing body fat. For women who do not exercise regularly, continuous slow movement on an empty stomach may reduce body fat.


Body fat Lipid consumption Energy consumption Carbohydrate consumption Respiratory metabolism Aerobic exercise Japanese young adult female Oxygen intake Heart rate 



A part of this work was supported by JSPS Kakenhi (grant number 17H01954). We thank Audrey Holmes, MA, from Edanz Group ( for editing a draft of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationShinshu UniversityNaganoJapan
  2. 2.Former Faculty of EducationShinshu UniversityNaganoJapan

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