metabolic rate

Metabolic Rate: Why (and How) You Should Increase It

Metabolic rate, or basal metabolic rate, is the energy—the number of calories—needed to perform basic body functions while the body is at rest.  Chances are, your basal metabolic rate is a lot lower than you might guess. A calculator at www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html gives you a basal metabolic rate, using the Mifflin-St. Joer … Read More

8 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Any time you munch on a tasty snack or drink a glass of fruit juice, your body gets to work processing the nutrients you have just consumed. This process is called metabolism. Through metabolism, your body converts food into the energy it needs to live and thrive. In this article, … Read More

Underactive Thyroid Symptoms in Women Include Depression

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck that weighs less than one ounce. It produces two hormones: triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones affect metabolism (the way the body uses energy), brain development, body temperature, muscle strength, skin tone, menstrual cycles, cholesterol levels, and weight gain. … Read More

How to Calculate Body Fat

How much you weigh isn’t nearly as important for your health and well-being as your body composition. The number on the scale reflects the combined weight of all your body’s tissues—water, fat, and lean tissues (muscle, bone, internal organs, and connective tissue). Of everything that makes up your body weight, … Read More

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