The word metabolism encompasses the entire chemical process that converts carbohydrates and fats into energy and uses protein to build, fix, and grow new tissue. Metabolism never stops. What does change, however, is the speed at which it does its job and the amount of energy it processes at one time.

Anabolic metabolism – efficient mode: building, repairing, and restructuring the body

Catabolic Metabolism – duress mode and fear: the normal process of supplying energy, building, and repairing shut down.

The obvious choice here is to remain in anabolic metabolism as much as possible with a balance of exercise, proper nutrition, and a calm state of mind.

Aerobic Exercise:  

  • Sending oxygen to active tissue which sets off a series of energy events
  • Speeding up the removal of wastes, leaving less stress on the body
  • Putting the body into a steady state – where the delivery of oxygen keeps up with the demand – and heart rate, blood flow, and oxygen output reach stable levels
  • Burn more fat than glucose (sugar) calories, as fitness increases, the body uses this reserve fat  energy sooner, and thus utilizes calories more.

Anaerobic Exercise: 

  • Increases metabolism by increasing the body’s caloric need
  • Alters the ratio of lean muscle to fat
  • Lean muscle is metabolically active tissue- it uses up more caloric energy than fat does, even  sitting still
  • Muscle typically consume about 25% of all the body’s ingested food
  • When lean muscle mass increases, the rate of caloric burning goes up

Boost Metabolism:

  • Do 2 to 4 aerobic workouts per week at moderate intensity, working up to 45-1hour and include  cardiovascular conditioning each session
  • Increase lean muscle mass, do 1 – 2 weight training sessions per week
  • Eat what your body uses and more to limit fat storages, which means eating frequent, small  meals for about 200 – 400 calories 4 -5 times a day (Don’t go hungry for too long)


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