Tagged: basic metabolic needs

Can You Really Boost Your Metabolism?

Metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body moving, even when you’re resting or sleeping. Your body is continually converting the food you consume into the energy it needs to perform various functions such as breathing, digestion, circulation of blood, and activities […]

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Metabolism Changes as We Age

As we age, many people blame weight gain on a slowing metabolism. While it is true that metabolism does decrease slightly with age, there are many other factors influencing aging adults’ ability to accurately regulate energy intake. 

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Myth vs. Fact: Eat Less and Exercise More

Does eating fewer calories than how much you burn automatically equate to weight loss? This is the final installment of our mini-series on common nutrition myths where we’ll tackle the subject of how much food is necessary to fuel your exercise and activities of daily living.

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Can Prolonged Sitting Offset the Benefits of Exercise?

Sitting for long periods of time tightens our muscles (not in a good way), slows our metabolism, and can affect our body internally. What if you exercise a little bit during the day and then sit for a long time? Can sitting actually offset the benefits of exercise?

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Body Science: Myths About Lactic Acid

What’s going on within your body when you are 47 reps deep into curls and have had zero rest time? Is it lactic acid? Ruptured biceps? Soul combustion? Or something else? Let’s take a look at the body science behind the burning sensation in your muscles.

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Your Body’s Basic Metabolic Needs

Your body has basic metabolic needs. In essence, your body’s basic metabolic needs are what your body needs just to stay alive. These needs can be calculated to determine how to improve your diet!

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