I always have breakfast before going out on my daily a.m. one-mile hike. I believe it gives me renewed energy after a night of sleep. However, some experts insist we skip breakfast before we do our morning exercises.
They say the body needs the fuel more after the morning activity. According to studies, the eat-after group didn’t lose more weight than the eat-before group. However, it did have “profound and positive” effects on the health of the group that fasted, researchers said.
Skipping the meal before exercise makes muscles more responsive to insulin, which controls high blood sugars, thus reducing the risk for diabetes and heart disease. So, senior runner or hiker, choose your morning chow down time: before, after or both.