Metabolism and Muscle Mass

metabolism2Metabolism…the body’s engine.  Your metabolism involves a network of hormones and enzymes that not only covert food into fuel but effect how efficiently you burn fuel.

The rate of our metabolism is determined by how much muscle mass you have. The more muscle mass, the more calories or fuel you burn every minute of the day regardless of what activity you are doing.

Your metabolism is at work even when you’re at rest. You body needs energy to fuel all the functions it carries out from moment to moment such as breathing and growing and repairing cells. This is referred to as your basal metabolic rate. Your basal metabolic rate accounts for 50-75 percent of the calories you burn every day.
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