a main obstacle to losing weight, slow metabolism
You know that any sport activities like Fitness and Body building burn calories, this is probably one of the most important
features of body building. Body building creates an added demand for calories.
If those calories have not been supplied by the diet, then the body will
look to fat cells to supply the needed calories.
The connection between body building and weight management came more sharply
into focus in June of 1991. During that month, the Archives of Internal
Medicine ran an article written by K.D. Brownell and Judy Rodin. Their
article made two important points.
They published data that confirmed what was stated above: exercise helps
to build muscle fast. It helps to preserve body tissue. Bob Hoffman had said
the same thing, when he had talked to audiences about the importance of
body building. Bob Hoffman had tried hard to remind motorists about the
meaning of his message.
Bob Hoffman had a factory that made and sold bar bells. Outside of his factory,
Bob placed the figure of a muscular man lifting a set of barbells. One could
see from the figure that weightlifting (or body building) produces toned
muscles. Since Bob’s factory was next to a major road, many motorists
passed his sign and figure everyday.
Perhaps someone who road past Bob’s sign and figure also read the
article by Brownell and Rodin. If so, then they knew that body building
did more than just tone muscles and burn calories. They were aware of the
important finding revealed in the Archives. Toned muscles and the
preservation of muscle tissue can raise the body’s metabolic rate.
The metabolic rate represents the speed with which the body can obtain energy
from the nutrients in the bloodstream. A high metabolic rate indicates a
rapid use of the energy sources in the body. People with a high metabolic
rate tend to be thin. A slow metabolic rate indicates a sluggish turnover
of the energy sources in the body. The body fails to use all of the available
nutrients in the blood stream.
People with diabetes have a slow metabolic rate. Their slow rate is due
to the absence of insulin in their system. Without insulin, the body’s
cells can not take-in glucose from the blood stream. The unused glucose
is turned into fat. That is why diabetics tend to carry a few added pounds.
Research continues on why people with more muscle tissue have a higher metabolic
rate. We know that exercise temporarily helps to suppress the appetite.
Yet later, the body has a real need for food. People who exercise regularly
tend to be big eaters. Yet because they have a high metabolism, they can
eat without gaining much weight.
There is a definite relationship between diet and exercise. Someone who
sticks to a diet but fails to get regular exercise will not reap the same
benefits as someone who combines that diet with an effort to stay physically
fit. The mothers of some American high school wrestlers are all too aware
of that fact.