Sep 13, 2021
Welcome to Season Two of Muscle
Spasms on Be Frank Network with Mara and
Elysia as they take a deep dive into the ever-confounding concept
of METABOLISM. We've all heard about foods, supplements, activities
that "boost" your metabolism-- but what does that mean? Does
puberty or menopause affect metabolism? What even *is* metabolism
other than a word thrown around the world of wellness willy-nilly?
If you stop working out for a while does it slow down? If you buy
metabolism-boosting teas, capsules, or powders does it speed it up
so you can lose weight faster with less energy expenditure? Based
on a worldwide study of nearly 7000 people over 4 decades, the
girls discovered a resounding "NO" for all of the above. Tune in to
hear how metabolism is measured, how to work with what you've got,
and how to avoid scams claiming to speed up an un-speedable
process. Resources for this episode, articles, abstracts, and
methods are listed in the links below! Check it out, stay smart,
stay happy, and stay moving!
And don't forget to check out our Weekly Food Tip and Swole
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Medical News Today article for Metabolism Study:
Doubly Labeled Water Database:
Healthline article discussed and debunked: