Diet And Metabolic Rate
BALANCED DIET - The right amount of energy provided
Carbohydrates - To release energy Fats - to keep warms and relese energy Proteins - for growth, cell repair and cell replacement Fibre - keeps everything moving smoothly in the digestive system Vitamins + Minerals - keep skin, bones and blood healthy
Energy Needs Can Vary
The Metabolism are chemical reactions in the body that keep us alive (fueled by energy). The speed in which they occur is called the metabolic rate
The metabolic rate can vary depending on the person eg: muscles need more energy than fatty tissues so the higher the muscle proportion, the higher the metabolic rate.
People physically bigger will need more energy so they will also have a higher metabolic rate.
Regular exercise can increase your resting metabolic rate as it builds muscle
Males tend to have a higher metabolic rate as they tend to be bigger and more muscular than women
The more active you are throughout the day, the more energy you will need and your metabolic rate will rise