A.Exercise has been shown in numerous studies to improve body composition through reduced adiposity and improved weight control.(75-78, 88) Increased lean mass causes increased calorie burning.(29) Muscles burn over 90% of the Calories humans consume.(29)
B.Muscle has special enzymes that enable burning of large amounts of calories in short periods.(53)
C.Both exercise and heat exposure cause heat shock and oxidative stress (generation of O2− and H2O2).
D.Both exercise and ATE training promote mitochondrial biogenesis (2–3-fold increases in muscle mitochondria) which leads to increased lean body mass. (23,24,25)
E.Hyperthermic conditioning has been shown to triple the synthesis of BDNF in the human brain. (98) Studies have also shown that BDNF is important for thermogenesis (the ability of cells to burn fat to produce heat) and for controlling appetite and satiety.(110)