Metabolism 101

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There are articles upon articles on how to trick your metabolism into working faster. How Can I Speed Up My Metabolism? Nine EASY Ways to Rev It Up! Seldom do they define what the metabolism process actually is and how it works. Here I will break it down for you to explain what your metabolism really is and what affects it.download

So what is it, really?
Your metabolism is a system of chemical reactions that take place in the body’s cells. Hormones and enzymes work together to convert food into fuel, in order to power everything we do from thinking to moving.
The basal metabolic rate (BMR) measures the rate at which a person’s body “burns” energy while at rest. So someone with a low BMR, burns fewer calories while resting or sleeping, while someone with a high BMR burns more in the same conditions.

What does it affect?
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