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How Does Diet And Exercise Affect The Body
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Uh, BADLY!: Hi. I bet you knew the answer to that question! The epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes in our society is a function of unhealthy lifestyle. Average Americans eat fast food, processed food, white flour, too much sugar, and saturated fat, and don't get enough exercise. Terrible lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad lipids...steep price to pay! ...Read more
Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates - with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. While a small glass of alcohol daily has shown benefit with the mediterranean diet, more than that daily is just extra calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BRIEF ; GENERAL: Everything is connected to everything else. Chronic pain leads to depression. Depression sometimes connects somehow to heart disease, etc. A balanced life is best for mind and body, and actually examining the stressful thing often shows you how unreasonable it is to worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally speaking, how much of all vitamins specifically does my body need daily and how of the vitamins does my body absorb?
Depends on person.: It varies between individuals depending on the health of one's digestive system, which requires adequate stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, and good bacteria (e.g., acidophilus) in gut. Consider a nutritional test where nutrient concentrations are measured at cellular level (e.g., spectracell). Check rda for minimum requirements. Use professional sources for best quality products and results. ...Read more
How does a diet rich in saturated fat contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease? What does the fat do?
This is not true: Dietary saturated fats & dietary choleseterol do not cause heart disease. Studies consistently show that saturated fats raise HDL (the good cholesterol). Sugars & excess carbs on the other hand, particularly high frutose corn syrup raise triglycerides, contribute to Insulin resistance & eventually cause full blown diabetes, high blood pressure & heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THC half time: The half times measured for thc vary greatly by a factor of 3 so that it would be difficult to know what affects its length. If you're worried about it showing up, don't use it. ...Read more
Deps on the exercise: Regular exercise has an impact on your body weight, & the actual metabolic rate you experience by regulating the amount of calories you burn each day.Aerobic exercise (like cardio machines) will burn some calories if there is intensity, but it's not going to boost your metabolic rate.Running & anaerobic exercise can incr. metabolic rate. Resistance or strength training will increase metabolic rate ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal metabolism: Your body requires calories for a number of non-exercise functions. Respiration [breathing], circulating blood, even cell growth and repair constantly require energy, thus burning calories. If you add daily functions such as walking, moving, reaching, there is a constant demand for energy by your body even with low levels of exercise. ...Read more
Numerous ways: Your metabolism can be affected by your diet in many ways. A poor or imbalanced diet can slow your metabolism by not providing your body with all the necessary nutrients to function. A diet high in processed foods can be more difficult to digest, taking more energy and thus affecting your metabolism. Finally, fasting or skipping meals will slow metabolism as your body tries to conserve energy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?
Kind of....: Not while you are working out. Adding lean muscle will increase you metabolism. In fact, for every pound of lean muscle you gain, you burn 69 extra kcal per day. Unless you are working out extremely hard (using all your stored sugar) or in the morning before eating, you won't really utilize fat for energy (you'll use protein first). ...Read more
Good question: heavy weight lifting can cause thickening of the heart muscle and sometimes even enlargement of the pumping chamber of the heart. That's the extreme end, however. Most of the time there is likely little or no impact on the heart. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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