Boost Your Metabalism
By Derek I'Anson
Our bodies are continually creating more cells to replace dead or dysfunctional
cells. For example, if you cut your finger, your body starts the process of
creating skin cells to clot the blood and start the healing process instantly. This
creation process is a metabolic response, and is called anabolism.
On the other hand, there is the exact opposite activity taking place in other parts
of the body. Instead of building cells and tissue the body is breaking down
energy so the body can function.
For example, as you exercise, your body temperature rises and your heart beat
increases. As this happens, your body requires more oxygen, so your breathing
increases. If your body couldn't adjust to this enhanced requirement for oxygen,
you would collapse. And all of this requires additional energy.
Presuming that you aren't overdoing it, your body will begin converting food into
energy in a metabolic process called catabolism.
Your metabolism is a constant process that works in two seemingly opposite
ways: anabolism uses energy to create cells, and catabolism breaks down cells
to create energy.
The metabolism is a harmonizer. It brings together two seemingly opposite
functions, and does so in an optimal way that enables the body to create cells as
needed, and break them down, again as needed.