Metabolism

Metabolism is a concept that has often confused me. So, I consulted WebMD to get a better understanding of it.

Metabolism is the way the body burns up all of the calories from the food that is eaten.

Metabloism is a complex process that includes all of the chemical reactions that take place in the body to keep the organs working and to keep one alive.

The speed at which the body burns up calories is the metabolic rate. I higher metabolic rate is desierable for weight control. Unfortunately, with age, our metabolic rates tend to slow down.

One way to increase our metabolic rate is to drink a lot of water.

From MayoClinic.Com: Metabolism is the complex biochemical process by which the food one eats is converted into the energy the body needs to function. "Because people who weigh more have more muscle as well as fat, overweight people usually have an increased metabolic rate, contrary to popular belief." --Well, this statement seems to contradict the information from WebMD, and leads me to believe that metabolism is not that much of a factor in weight loss. I guess I will stay confused on this subject!!

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