Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WEIGHT ! T_T' ( part 1 )

The word “metabolism” comes from the Greek nounmetabole, meaning “change”, and the Greek verbmetaballein, meaning “to change”. Metabolism is the sum total of all the changes (chemical reactions) occurring in the body’s cells. It includes all of the catabolic reactions (catabolism means breaking down) as well as all of the anabolic reactions (anabolism refers to building).

Someone with a high metabolic rate is able to burn calories more efficiently than someone with a slower metabolic rate. Assuming these two people eat roughly the same amount of calories, the individual with a faster metabolic rate “burns up” more of the calories she eats; the person who has the slower metabolism doesn’t burn all the calories taken in, so the extra calories are “saved” and then converted to fat.


The best way to jump-start your metabolism is to exercise. Exercise will reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass. By increasing lean muscle mass, metabolism will increase and aid in the weight-loss process. Muscle tissue uses more calories than fat tissue because it has a higher metabolic rate. Aerobic exercise, like walking, swimming or cycling, has the added bonus of speeding up your metabolism for 4 to 8 hours after you stop exercising. Additional calories will be burned off long after you stop exercising.

 I really started to enjoy running/jogging everyday.
Jogging every day is extremely beneficial no matter what time you do it.
Happy jogging ! ^__^

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