Fasting is a centuries old practice that is present in many religious and cultures.

Today, fasting is also a popular dieting trend.

So…what is fasting?

Google defines fasting as: ‘to abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink.’

That seems to be a lot of grey area.

One popular means of fasting is to do what is called intermittent fasting, which is where one cycles between periods of eating and fasting.

And according to science, fasting has many health benefits, from physical to neurological.

Here are 6 science based benefits of fasting:

 

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1) It Boosts Metabolism While Lowering Calories.

Many people look to drop a few pounds by fasting.

Research has shown that short-term fasting increases levels of norepinephrine, which can enhance weight loss.

One example showed that whole-day fasting could reduce body weight by up to 9%.

Further, another review suggests fasting was found to be better at losing fat (while keeping muscle) than lowering one’s calorie intake.

 

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2) It Improves Cholesterol Levels and Blood Pressure.

Making a change to your diet is an effective way to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Some research has discovered that intermittent fasting may be helpful with your heart health.

One study revealed that eight weeks of alternate-day fasting reduced levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol by 25%. Additionally, blood triglycerides saw a drop of 32%.

Another study in obese adults found that three weeks of intermittent fasting (under medical supervision) significantly decreased blood pressure, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Yet another study suggested fasting would lower the risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes.

 

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3) It Reduces Insulin Resistance Controlling Blood Sugar.

Several studies show that fasting can lower blood sugar control, reducing the risk of diabetes.

In fact, intermittent fasting heavily decreased blood sugar levels in participants of one study.

Plus, another review found that both alternate-day and intermittent fasting were just as effective at reducing insulin resistance as limiting one’s calorie intake.

Lowering insulin resistance can improve your body’s vulnerability to insulin, helping your body to deliver glucose to your tissue cells more effectively.

Combined with the lowered blood sugar from fasting, this could help keep your blood sugar steady, preventing harmful fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.

 

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4) It Helps Your Look Younger and Live Longer.

Several animal studies have seen exciting results on the life extending results of fasting.

In one study, rats that fasted every other day lived 85% longer and showed a slower aging rate than rats that did not fast.

Other animal studies have shown similar outcomes, suggesting that fasting could be a cause of increased survival rates and longevity.

Results for studies involving humans is not yet available.

 

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5) It Can Help Improve Brain Function.

Though research has been limited with humans, several studies have shown that fasting can have a huge effects on the health of your brain.

One study in mice showed that intermittent fasting improved both brain function and structure over an 11 month period.

Other animal studies found that fasting could increase the re-generation of nerve cells which help enhance cognitive function.

Studies in animals suggest that fasting may reduce the damage to the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

 

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6) It Fights Inflamation.

Though acute inflammation can be helpful to the body, research has shown that chronic inflammation can have serious effects on your health, such as heart disease, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Some studies have shown that fasting can help reduce inflammation and promote better health.

One study found that intermittent fasting for a single month sharply decreased levels of inflammatory markers.

Another study discovered a similar result when people fasted for 12 hours a day for 30 days. (6Trusted Source).

 

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[Source: Healthline.com]

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Kendall Kowen
Kendall Kowen
04:56 05 Mar 20
Great gym with a lot of good equipment. Personal training, first with Lucas and then Bobby, was awesome and well tailored to my needs. I always felt like I got a great workout and plenty of attention from Fellipe and his team. Would definitely recommend!
Kim Gushanas
Kim Gushanas
23:17 24 Feb 20
I started working out at OTG about a month ago and love everything about it! The staff is really caring about your fitness goals. It's a great place to workout and they have been really flexible with my demanding schedule.
Sandy Lind
Sandy Lind
19:13 13 Feb 20
I love the personalized training and accountability I get here! I no longer push off my workouts and I feel so much better having a structured training routine. I also love that I don’t have to think after a long day, and can just show up and know my body will get what it needs. Leigh Ann is awesome and knows how to push me the right amount. She always brightens my day and not only trains me, but listens and cares about what else is going on in my life. I highly recommend committing to a program here so your health goals don’t continue to get pushed off!
Tenacious Tanae
Tenacious Tanae
00:23 30 Jan 20
I started coming here in Mid-October and I have never been as consistent with my workouts as I am now. Fillipe is incredibly encouraging and cares for all his clients. Leigh Ann is a wonderful trainer and has really tailored my workouts to my needs and goals. I feel so welcome here and there are truly people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. I am way more confident in the gym now and am able to make my own workouts as well as well as focus on my nutrition without the stress of a diet. 10/10 would recommend! :D
Meg Treadwell
Meg Treadwell
23:52 20 Jan 20
I was looking for a gym with a trainer to not only shape my body but my mind as well. The trainers here offer nutritional and motivational support as well as a detailed workout plan to fit your own needs. The owner is extremely welcoming and wants only the best for his clients. I have never been to a gym so focused on their clients before, from the personalized workouts, Saturday group workouts, nutritional tips and accountability. OTG Fitness has it all! It’s because of my trainer Leigh Ann and the other trainers at OTG that I am now physically and mentally healthier than I’ve ever been💪🏼 I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend checking out OTG. They aren’t just a regular gym, they tailor everything to fit your needs and ensure that you are getting the most out of each workout!!
Sabina Reed
Sabina Reed
23:03 15 Jan 20
Probably the best decision I’ve made, as this is the most consistent I’ve been with my workouts in years. When I first started, Leigh Ann asked what I would like to focus on and personalized my workouts based on my goals. And although I’ve only been going twice a week, I’ve already seen significant results! Great system and great people! Look forward to this company’s growth and success! 💪🏼
Rana Adi
Rana Adi
00:29 15 Jan 20
Great fitness shop if you're trying to get started with exercise or, if like me, you needed a tune-up to get your workouts back in proper form. They listen to what you want to accomplish and build a program to help you get moving in that direction. Owner is always quick to respond to any questions and trainers will work with you on schedule and ideas.
David Crook
David Crook
02:24 12 Jan 20
The trainers at OTG Fitness are encouraging and knowledgeable. Thank you for educating me as I change my relationship with food. I truly enjoy my individual and group workout sessions. 🏋🏾‍♀️
Chetonya Landry
Chetonya Landry
07:18 11 Jan 20
When I started my journey with OTG, self confidence was at an all time low. Fil and Lucas have helped me love me again. I started this journey as a way to loose weight and nothing else. And what I've found on this journey so far is that this is a lifestyle that I'll likely continue long term. OTG has been a saving grace for me mentally, physically and emotionally. I'm comfortable being myself with the trainers and am able to be open and trust their guidance unequivocally. This is the best investment I've made in myself. EVER!
Bansari Moffe
Bansari Moffe
18:30 07 Jan 20
When I started my journey with OTG, self confidence was at an all time low. Phil and Lucas have helped me love me again. I started this journey as a way to loose weight and nothing else. And what I've found on this journey so far is that this is a lifestyle that I'll likely continue long term. OTG has been a saving grace for me mentally, physically and emotionally. I'm comfortable being myself with the trainers and am able to be open and trust their guidance unequivocally. This is the beat investment I've made in myself. EVER!
Bansari Moffe
Bansari Moffe
16:37 07 Jan 20
Have been going to this gym for several months now. I love that it's not as big or packed as many gyms in the area, but still has a wide variety of equipment and tools. The owner Fillipe is very passionate about his business, and has helped me form and focus a well structured regiment that addresses all of my fitness goals. I definitely would recommend checking this place out if you're looking for something different than the other big business gyms that still provides consistent quality environment and training.
Thaddeus Butler
Thaddeus Butler
22:09 10 Dec 19
If you’re the type of person who finds it hard to focus in big gyms like planet fitness or 24 hour fitness, OTG Fitness is the place for you. Rarely will you find that it is too crowded for you to use the equipment that you need for the day and the environment is very welcoming and lets you get locked in to get the best workout possible. Not only is it great for the lack of crowdedness, but the equipment is fantastic and the staff is the exact same. The trainers at OTG are excellent, and know tons about what they’re doing and how to accommodate to almost anyone’s schedule and needs. If you have any sort of fitness goals, and you are willing to commit 100% with your dieting and workout schedule, they can help you quickly achieve your goals. OTG is without a doubt one of the best gyms in the area and I constantly find myself recommending it to anyone who asks what new gym they should join.
Jared Silver
Jared Silver
21:36 29 Nov 19
I began personal training at OTG 8 weeks ago. Working out in a gym was never something I enjoyed or looked forward to. On top of that, I dreaded having a personal trainer even more because of how insecure I felt about my body. My husband and I decided to give personal training a try and OTG changed my perspective on what a gym can be and should be. The trainers are down to earth, sincerely care about you, and see something in you that you may not see in yourself. In week 8, I can honestly say that I look forward to working out and crushing it. The end of every workout feels like a victory. The workouts are intense but only 30 minutes long so they fit into my busy schedule. You don't only get a workout but Fillipe provides personal nutrition counseling. I have lost one pound a week for the past 8 weeks with 2 - 30 minute sessions /week and tweaking what I eat. My pants aren't tight anymore. I feel more confident and feel stronger. Best of all, I feel closer to my husband because we can bond over our workouts. We just renewed for another 8 weeks! Thank you OTG!
Diana Aslin
Diana Aslin
23:01 27 Nov 19
I’ve been going to OTG for about 8 months now, and love it. The trainers have been great in helping me reach my goals. I’ve made so much more progress here vs a traditional gym. The one on one attention I get has really helped me with my form, as I have a back injury. I also truly understand how to track my macros! Thanks Filipe and your team for all of your help and attention.
Jason F
Jason F
18:03 26 Nov 19
OTG Fitness has been a wonderful experience!The trainers are experienced and motivating. They have worked great with my busy schedule and I have never felt better. Joining the team has made such a positive impact on my life!
Blake Aslin
Blake Aslin
15:25 26 Nov 19
Comparing or categorizing OTG Fitness with other private fitness facilities is wholly unfair to OTG. This is because OTG, in my opinion, is unlike other facilities. I feel most want to bring you in and try and retain you long term to bolster revenue without real regard for you and your long term goals. OTG is the exact opposite of that because their goal is to equip you with the knowledge and the tools to be successful once you leave OTG. I left OTG, not only with less weight on me, but with so much information and so many workout routines that I don't see how I can't be successful in hitting my long term goals. Fantastic experience and investment in myself at OTG!
P Barrera
P Barrera
22:20 12 Nov 19
I’ve been coming here for about a year now and it’s been an amazing experience from the beginning on out! Team is very friendly, location is easy to find, and goals are reached! Couldn’t have found a better gym! 😊
Frankie Alexander
Frankie Alexander
20:11 08 Oct 19
Nothings better than working out with these guys, they actually care help you achieve your goals. I highly recommend them!!
Nicholas Squier
Nicholas Squier
21:31 09 Sep 19
Nothings better than working out with these guys, they actually care help you achieve your goals. I highly recommend them!!
Nicholas Squier
Nicholas Squier
21:31 09 Sep 19
Went with a friend on a day pass to try it out. Let's just say talking to philip you can tell the passion is there. In one 10 minute conversation nutrition was explained and laid out. I 100% do recommend going to OTG.
Stuart Simpton
Stuart Simpton
03:50 04 Jun 19
Gym is a great environment, plays good music to get you pumped. owner of the gym knows what he’s talking about and is very supportive of your gains.
Maximilian Lewis
Maximilian Lewis
18:06 02 Jun 19
OTG has a super positive vibe, where everyone feels welcomed regardless of ability or personal goal. Felipe is hands on with every client to make sure they are supported and reaching their goals. His personal passion is coaching people who are not naturally athletic or struggling with weight loss to believe in themselves and accomplish things they did not think possible. Great place to workout independently or in a group, highly recommend OTG especially if your unsure or new to fitness lifestyle coaching.
Mike Patterson
Mike Patterson
15:47 22 May 19
I have been coming here the past few weeks and I can not stress enough how in depth the trainers care and focus on making you better than the day before!
Chris Graves
Chris Graves
14:23 22 May 19
Outstanding gym! Has everything you’ll need to get a full body workout. Not a lot of gyms around here like this. Plenty to do, everyone here is extremely friendly and willing to work with you or answer any questions you may have. Fillipe is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, just ask for him!! A+++
Brad Shaw
Brad Shaw
14:25 08 Apr 19
I felt welcomed since I walked in, Phillip (Personal trainer, the owner and staff) treats you like family and the atmosphere makes you wanna hit the gym hard! Good equipment, and enough room to do all workout routines!
Jossue Arteaga
Jossue Arteaga
23:25 12 Mar 19
A first class gym. They have lots of room to workout, a welcoming feeling and very knowledgeable & involved coaches. Happy to be a regular here!
Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson
07:41 15 Feb 19
This gym is amazing!! I love their personal training. They also have Saturday classes that are such good workouts. They always put their customers first no matter what. 10/10 recommend.
Lexi Gremillion
Lexi Gremillion
21:15 18 Jan 19
I am an Olympic lifter and was looking for a gym that is close to my home. I’m so glad I found this place that has everything I need. The owner Fil was so energetic, genuine, and helpful. I needed a female barbell and he purchased it right away for me which was amazing. The sound system connected to Alexa is awesome. Additional amenities include air conditioning, showers, microwave and filtered water . These are all rare amenities you don’t see in gyms from this area. Go ahead and give it a try, you will not regret it!!!
Ann Tsung
Ann Tsung
02:48 18 Nov 18
I love going to Otg Fitness to train with Filipe. I have never had anyone so dedicated to my health and fitness. I know I am always going to get a good workout when I train and be supported in my everyday life to make better choices. The passion and dedication he has for overall health shines through every workout and casual conversation.
Stefanie Bright
Stefanie Bright
13:04 30 Oct 18
This gym was an amazing experience. The gym itself has all the equipment you need to get in the shape you want. The gym was very clean and the equipment looked brand new. The people there are very welcoming and really know how to get you the body you want. The stereo system and the music they played was perfect for working out!
Colton Siemens
Colton Siemens
18:21 20 Oct 18
Love Love Love OTG Fitness! Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. The trainers are not like any others I have worked with. Killer workouts and tons of motivation. Awesome results and price is very reasonable. I highly recommend OTG Fitness. Very positive environment!!
shannon reyes
shannon reyes
22:10 30 Sep 18
Great training studio! Excellent space and equipment selection, and some awesome trainers. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a small studio environment to train in, and particularly for youth strength & conditioning training.
Zachary Stuckwisch
Zachary Stuckwisch
21:43 06 Sep 18
Wonderful gym with knowledgeable trainers. We love the clean environment and awesome set up, along with 24 hour access to fit our schedules. For the level of personal care you receive the cost is very reasonable! We highly recommend OTG.
Patricia Goins
Patricia Goins
16:15 04 Sep 18
Great place to work out. Great trainers and very motivating. They make you feel part of a family there. Highly recommended!
Travis Goins
Travis Goins
16:07 04 Sep 18
I went to the group session this morning and it was amazing! The team there was very motivating the whole time. Awesome group of people to sweat with also! The equipment was clean and in excellent condition. The trainers are active and even participate with the workout. 10 of 10 will be returning!! Only The Greatest!
Rich Good
Rich Good
17:37 25 Aug 18
as someone who does not have much experience with a “real gym” OTG certainly set the bar high. the atmosphere is full of positivity and encouragement, while the actual space is a perfect size for those who need training! the staff is committed to helping anyone with questions varying diet, different techniques, and/or lifestyle changes. the equipment is unique and versatile for those who are experienced, yet easy enough to learn for beginners! i’ve visited this gym twice and both times there were improvements being made around the gym so that their clients have the best experience possible, this goes to show that there is an insatiable desire to be the greatest for those who choose to find it within themselves!
Diana Adame
Diana Adame
07:06 10 Aug 18
By far the best gyms in the Houston area! I’ve known Phillip for quite some time. He’s by far the smartest person I’ve ever met when it comes to fitness. He’s puts his past and what he learned from it and not only coaches it to you but makes you understand from his brilliant perspective! Definitely my new home gym!
Javier Betancourt
Javier Betancourt
03:50 24 Jul 18
Filipe is the greatest! 2 Words, JUST GO! For everyone's needs to dietary help, focused areas, or just wanting to feel good in your skin again. Felipe brought me back to life! I'm so happy and feel not only great but healthy which is so important. I can’t wait and look forward to our next training days together. I feel better than ever and I owe it all to Felipe. If you're looking for a lifestyle change you found the right place, no need to look any further. #OTG
Lily Cochran
Lily Cochran
16:13 16 Jul 18
This is the best gym I have ever been too. I have never seen the type of equipment this place has anywhere else. Every one there is super friendly and staff was very helpful with any questions I had. Just found my new gym!!!
nick okamoto
nick okamoto
23:35 12 Jul 18
From the moment you walk into the gym you already know it’s not one of those regular common gyms. Everything is high end from the weights to the facilities and machines. The owner Filipe is also a very enthusiastic person who will help with anything and always gives great advice. Probably one of the best gyms I’ve been to around this area.
jeremy chacko
jeremy chacko
23:43 04 Jul 18
JUST GO! Walking through the door for the first time will be the hardest part but it will change your life for the better! Fillipe is the absolute best and you see it in everything he does! The gym and all the people there are welcoming and it has everything you need to get a great workout in and more! If you want results, go see Fillipe...he will help guide you through your workouts and nutrition!
Vanessa Miller
Vanessa Miller
01:29 03 Jul 18
Hey everyone my names preston. I’ve been working with Fillipe for about two years now and it’s been a crazy journey. I watched Fillipe build this gym and watch his dream come true. This gym is by far better than any other place I’ve been to. The equipment is better than 24, anytime, and any other gym. It’s nice sized yet plenty of room for everything. There’s a variety of different workouts available. OTG fitness makes me feel very comfortable to workout with others and it’s very inviting and welcoming. Everyone always has a smile on there face and an amazing story to tell. This man and his team have really changed the game of personal training. If you haven’t checked the place out, walk ins are welcome so I strongly suggest you take a look. Awesome place to workout and even hangout. Keep up the good work OTG!
lloyd wilbanks
lloyd wilbanks
19:08 01 Jul 18
Great facility!!
Juan Carlos Duron
Juan Carlos Duron
22:01 29 Jun 18
My experience at this gym was incredible! Not only do they have unique workout equipment but they also have such a welcoming and unbelievable staff devoted to the success of their clients. I highly recommend this workout facility to anyone! #WeAreOTG
Kevin Mas
Kevin Mas
02:25 27 Jun 18
Literally! ONLY THE GREATEST GYM IN TOWN!!!!! Such an awesome gym and premium training! All positive people and positive vibes! Yall gotta check this place out.
Frosty Crisp
Frosty Crisp
18:07 26 Jun 18
Fillips's gym is perfect for private personal training. Him and his team keep me accountable on my workouts and nutrition. Great job!
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CRISP Web Designs
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Chung Doll
Chung Doll
21:52 22 Jun 18
Fillipe is a top notch trainer. Super knowledgable about fitness and dieting. He is not about throwing a bunch of weight on a bar. He really listens to your needs and will tell you what works and does not. This place is 24hr, has a shower, bathroom, water, everything. Not your typical "bro gym." Highly recommend checking it out!
Jared Nichols
Jared Nichols
13:12 20 Jun 18

409.370.1007

OTG Fitness is a Personal Training Gym in Webster, Texas


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(409) 370-1007

100 E NASA Pkwy Suite #15
Webster, TX 7759823

About OTG Fitness

OTG Fitness is more than a gym. It is a place that you can come be a part of a movement. A movement that is showing everyone it is possible to reach your goals in health and fitness.