Boost Your Metabolism - How Exercise Affects Metabolic Rate
For several years now, several teams of researchers
have been trying in vain to relate exercise with the rate
of metabolism in relation to energy expenditures.
This relationship is simply mind boggling,
as their individual research shows that exercise does increase
metabolic rate and there are also findings to the contrary,
that exercise can even lower the rate of metabolism.
Alright, let us act out as researchers ourselves
and let us examine the many conflicting studies made by previous
medical scientist on this matter which is the relationship
of exercise to metabolic rate.
But before we do that, I think it would be
worth our while to know something about TDEE, which simply
mean Total Daily Energy Expenditures.
This TDEE is the amount of calories we burn
in a 24 hour period or in a day. It goes to show that our
total daily energy is divided on the time we are resting,
During the time we are eating and digesting
and also on other daily activities. The sum total of these
TDEE would have to be 100 % of total calories burned for the
However, because of extra activities like
exercise, we will have to burn more than the total percentage
of TDEE within a day. Energy spent within a day would show
that there is a great effect of exercise.
This is shown by a group study whereby the
increases of metabolic
rate were recorded well within the time frame of 24 hours
after an exercise was made.
Aerobic and other form of exercises related
or similar to it would tend to make the metabolic rate of
persons right after the exercises.
It was thought of that gender might have
on the rate of metabolic change relating to exercise,
as most of the scientific studies made based their findings
and observations on an all male subjects.
The available data on women shows not much
of a difference on their metabolic rate of change which would
Indicate a lower burning of calories at rest for women.
Drawing a conclusive result on these various
studies is not in any way feasible considering the differences
on experimental procedures and the myriad of many research
data gathered expressing differing results and observation.
A number Of selected observation with definitive
results are as follows; a- Muscle tissue burns faster than
Thus it would be to your advantage to increase
the mass of your muscles through exercise as it would tend
to improve your muscle to fat ratio.
b- Women are less affected by exercise in
changing their metabolic ratec- Metabolic rate can be enhanced
even during normal working day if Rigorous exercise is done
daily Looking at the over all studies made by experts on metabolism,
It would still remain inconclusive as to
the over all effects of exercise to the body metabolism. Either
the exercise enhances metabolism or it does not, has still
to be studied carefully.
Anyway, so long as we sweat during our exercise,
at least we know we burn energy. So, let us continue doing
it the healthy way – good diet and proper exercise,
to shake those weights away.