While it may seem like a dream, your body is always burning calories.
Metabolism occurs in every cell of your body, even when you’re sleeping. Eighty percent of your daily carbohydrate intake is utilized by your brain.
You burn just below one calorie per minute when at rest. Moderate exercise burns about five to six calories per minute. High intensity exercise burns ten to fifteen calories per minute, depending on your body weight.
Metabolic conditioning or metabolic training boosts your metabolism so you can burn more calories per minute.
As you get more fit, you have to increase intensity or time for continued improvement. Add five minutes to your workout or boost your intensity.
Higher intensity workouts make you feel out of breath so you can’t expend energy on conversation. You shouldn’t feel like collapsing, but you should feel like your body is fully engaged.
Resistance training burns tons of calories. Your metabolism doesn’t just drop to your resting rate when you finish the workout. It continues to burn calories at a higher rate later.
Listen as Dr. Michele Olson joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how you can kick your metabolism into high gear.