As per a study on overweight and obese men, exercising before breakfast may improve fat utilization and insulin levels. Ayurvedic advice is to have a glass of lemon water (no sugar) as soon as you wake up. Then exercise. Then breakfast. Try it out.
A fascinating study published in the journal PNAS, revealed that the hunter-gatherers in many African tribes, were healthier despite spending as much time ‘sitting’, as us. The difference lies in how they sit. Instead of sitting like us, they squat in their rest periods – legs folded and bum held off the ground. Sitting in this posture takes away the health risks that come with sitting too much, keeping these hunter-gatherers healthy.