During one of our many chats, it was my osteopath who enlightened me regarding the relationship between metabolism and muscle. I found out even more by looking it up. The information on metabolism here has been gleaned from an article Do You Need to Increase Metabolism by Mary Shomon, found on About.Com. Here's the important stuff, flavoured to assist budding Vaders like me.
We get energy from the food and drink we consume. How our bodies process sustenance is termed our metabolism. While it is common to refer to a metabolism as faster or slower, it is more accurate to describe someone's metabolism as more efficient.
Ironically, a pie chart of metabolism components
Metabolism is made up of several components:
Alright, so armed with this, what do you do about it? Increase your share of each component of your metabolism: Basal metabolism, physical activity, and the thermic effect of your food. This is what I've had to do. As basal metabolism is the most influential factor, it deserves the most focus. And the nice thing about that? You'll be killing two birds with one stone...
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