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Minute 1: Does running make you hungrier?

Sometimes as we approach the end of a run, our mind happily wanders to a post-workout cheeseburger celebration. Other times, the thought of food turns our stomach, as we want nothing more than a cool post-run bottle of water. Figuring out how our appetite will react on any given day can be as confusing as a Where’s Waldo puzzle set in a barber pole factory. According to this new story in the New York Times, “How Exercise Affects Your Appetite,” we aren’t alone in our confusion. The story cites a new study showing that on average, people don’t tend to overeat following vigorous exercise. Some theorize that our bodies will compensate for extra calories burned during exercise by being more sedentary after the workout, rather than consuming more food. Our bodies are conditioned to hang onto fat and energy stores for future use, so it’s possible we protect against losing this fuel by continuing to be active for the rest of the day. At least one other study, however, suggests that exercise does suppress your appetite immediately following a workout, but over the course of several hours, you are likely to consume the same number of calories as if you hadn’t exercised. Yet another study theorizes that increased body heat generated during a run reins in the appetite: “How exercise tells the brain to curb appetite.” The theory jibes with evidence that the spicy heat of capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, helps to curb appetite by raising body temperature. Details are here: “Can Cayenne Pepper Help You Lose Weight?


Minute 2: How to run with a backpack

Whether you are running to work, going for a long trail run, or telling a joke about Bill Gates, a priest and a hippie, you will need a good backpack. Unfortunately a Jansport book bag isn’t going to cut it if you want to enjoy a run that requires toting some gear. The idea of running with a pack for the first time can be a little intimidating, but luckily Advnture just released this handy guide: “