Category Archives: Metabolism

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Poor Sleep Will Make it Difficult to Lose Weight

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It’s an interesting fact how the various functions of the body are so closely related to one another. For example, it isn’t uncommon for someone suffering from a slow metabolism to also suffer from insomnia (difficulty sleeping).

The fact of the matter isthis: Getting enough quality sleep is VITAL for your metabolism and health.

The human body is constantly repairing and producing new cells. In fact, it is this action that keeps the body alive. When we sleep, the body will repair any cells that have been damaged. In a way, you could say that the body never really “sleeps”, as it always working on something, whether it is creating new cells or repairing them. It is also constantly on watch for any possible threat, such as harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, etc.
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Skinny people with high blood pressure hypertension

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The human body is designed to SURVIVE. It has been seen time and time again that a body can endure quite a bit of abuse before it starts to manifest symptoms of decreased health.

It isn’t uncommon for an overweight body to experience quite a few health problems, such as high blood pressure. The three primary causes of high blood pressure include excess body fat, constant stress and structural damage to the arteries and capillaries.

When a body is overweight or obese, the excess fat itself becomes a physical obstacle for the body. More specifically, the passages (such as arteries and capillaries) of the body are crowded by fat, making these passages very narrow. This then forces the body to increase blood pressure so as to ensure that oxygen and nutrients are able to reach all parts of the body, especially those affected by stress.
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Constipation Will Slow Your Metabolism

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It is estimated that approximately 40% of women and 8% of men suffer from constipation.

Constipation is a condition where the body has trouble with elimination. When one is affected by this condition, the metabolism is reduced and it will be difficult for the person to lose weight. It is one of the several factors that can contribute to a “slow metabolism”.

The food we eat is energy for the body. When food is consumed, it is digested and then absorbed, primarily in the intestines. What’s left is then removed or eliminated from the body. If any of these steps is affected, the metabolism will suffer and weight loss will be difficult.
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What is a “Slow Metabolism”?

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It is a common misconception that the only reason why people become overweight or obese is due to eating too much. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as there are many different factors that can contribute to this problem.

Currently, about 65% of our population is overweight, an ever-increasing amount of which includes children. Many of those who are overweight will claim that they have a “slow metabolism”, but what does that mean exactly?

The word “metabolism” contains the prefix “meta”, which comes from the Greek language meaning “movement or change”. For example, the word “metamorphosis” means “to change form” and “metastasis” has to do with the transference or movement of cancer or disease-producing organisms.
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