resting metabolism

resting metabolism

[′rest·iŋ me‚tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(physiology)
The metabolism of a person at rest while seated or standing in a normal position.
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It's all down to resting metabolism - the number of calories you burn when at rest.
On the energy output side, there was no difference in resting metabolism or physical activity between the mice on different diets.
Tests include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight.
Those who ate breakfast experienced little impact on snacking or portion sizes or a change in their resting metabolism, contrary to popular belief.
With a better resting metabolism, the body can use glucose more effectively and have a positive effect on maintaining a healthy body weight.
Resting metabolism is the calories used to keep all systems - including the brain and heart - going daily.
TJ said: "We use free-weights in every session because they are by far the best way to lose fat and get in shape as they burn calories by increasing the body's resting metabolism whilst also decreasing the risk of injuries in problem areas such as knee joints and the back.
Around age 35 is when our muscle mass and resting metabolism starts to decrease.
And protein may slightly blunt the fall in resting metabolism that occurs with weight loss.
Calculations suggest that Arkansas cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma) allocate almost twice as much energy to resting metabolism during nonfeeding periods (brumation) as Louisiana cottonmouths.
It displays body age, a number calculated based on the person's chronological age; weight; body fat percentage; resting metabolism and skeletal muscle percentage; body fat percentage; visceral fat, or the levels of fat around internal organs; skeletal muscle mass; resting metabolism; and body mass index, the ration between an individual's height and weight.
N Strength training can increase resting metabolism, (calorie burning), so if you are trying to lose fat you can do so more easily.