Tagged: metabolism

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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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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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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Eat Anything You Want: Luck Or Liability?

We all know someone who can eat whatever he or she wants and not gain a pound. Drives you nuts, doesn’t it? But, is it luck or liability to be able to do that? Are those predisposed with a higher metabolism causing danger to themselves, or are they simply fortunate?

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In the News: The Biggest Loser Conundrum

A number of articles have come out recently, discussing a study that was done with one season (Season 8) of the show “The Biggest Loser,” T.V.’s most extreme weight loss show. If you haven’t watched it, they take people who are morbidly obese and put them on a very low calorie diet, make them work […]

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