Our metabolism has 4 main parts:
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1️⃣ our BMR is the BIGGEST component (basal metabolic rate) which is full of factors we can’t change BUT one thing we can do to help this is resistance training/strength training:
A. Muscle mass. Muscle requires more energy to function than fat. So ⬆️ muscle tissue, ⬆️ calorie burn. (Resistance or strength training is most effective for building and maintaining mass.)
B. Age. As you get older, your metabolic rate generally slows.
C. Body size. Those with bigger bodies have a larger BMR.
D. Gender. Men generally have faster metabolisms than women.
F. Physical activity. Resistance increases muscle mass burning more @ rest. (Notice I didn’t say “cardio”, I said resistance training bc it has to be based on BUILDING the muscle).
G. Hormonal factors. Hormonal imbalances such as hypo & hyperthyroidism can affect your metabolism.
H. Diet. Chronically UNDER eating lowers BMR.
2️⃣ N.E.A.T (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) = the amount of calories we burn walking in the grocery store or around work or doing chores etc.
3️⃣ the Thermic Effect of Food meaning that digesting different macros burns slightly different calories (proteins burns the most, then carbs then fats)
-the smallest effect on metabolism.
4️⃣ and lastly E.A.T (exercise activity thermogenesis) meaning our official “workouts”. 🏡By FAR the most adaptable component that we can manipulate during self quarantine is NEAT
so with being home more and more sedentary automatically, we’re inherently burning slightly less calories.
We can make the most of our time at home by going for more walks whenever possible.
🚶♀️Walking is 1 of the most underrated tools for health maintenance: it’s low impact, free & accessible.
(ALSO great for mental health 🥰)
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