Do you find after you have had a workout you feel that you can do anything? Well that’s not just you it happens to all of us. That “high” you experience is due to your body being flooded with endorphins while exercising. Endorphins help to lift your mood and make you feel better about yourself, but it also help the body to release another important hormone, a hormone that affects your metabolism known as the human growth hormone (the natural hormone the body produces not the drug which some athletes use). This hormone when release into the body helps us with a lot of things it help us to build muscle, protects our bones, increase our overall health, burns fat and helps to resist heart disease.

Now the best thing is, is that you can turn your body into this growth hormone factory. The key is to exercise at a high level of intensity, during this level of intensity the hormone encourages the body to use fat as fuel instead of glucose thus burning more fat as you exercise while also keep a stable blood glucose level, which in turn gives you more energy to keep going on.