Metabolism (from Greek: μεταβολή metabolē, “change”) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. These enzyme-catalyzed reactions allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Metabolism is a word we have all heard before. We have all seen the advertisements offering to “boost your metabolism” But, what exactly is the significance of metabolism to our over all health? Do you need to have a higher metabolism or a lower metabolism? What does that mean to be higher or lower? The definition can be difficult to understand as to how it applies to your body, and what your body needs.
The truth is, each of us has our own unique metabolic needs for our bodies and those needs can and will change throughout your life, and even throughout your monthly or weekly, an even daily cycles. These needs can fluctuate according to your age, weight, and even your day to day activity and stress levels. Some of the factors in out metabolism are hard or even impossible to change, such as our genetics, or our sex.
Many make the mistake of skipping meals, thinking this will help them slim down. But, regular eating of smaller portions between 250-500 calories throughout your day can actually increase your metabolism, while skipping meals can cause your metabolism to stall. Its important to keep your metabolism motivated and in balance.
The simplest way to think of metabolism for yourself is to remember that it is about what you put in your body next that will help your organs function best, and your cells to repair from damage properly.
If you know what your body needs, or even if you don’t! You can find what you need here at Healthy Hut Cafe and Market. Come in and see us, and let us help you get your metabolism motivated properly so that you can keep your mind and body running like a fine tuned metabolic machine.