What is metabolism?
The process your body uses to convert food and beverages into energy is called metabolism. We use energy constantly – when awake or asleep - for brain function, blood circulation, breathing, repairing cells, and all physical activity.
What is basal metabolic rate?
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is what people mean when they say they have a “fast” or “slow” metabolism. Your BMR is the rate at which your body uses energy. People who are overweight or have more muscle mass burn more calories than thinner or less muscular people. Their BMR is likely to be fast because part of their extra weight is muscle, and muscle burns more calories than fat.
BMR is determined by your:
What is metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that increases your risk of developing serious health problems, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. You may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome if you have at least three of these conditions: