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What does it mean to “boost your metabolism”?

I hear this term quite a lot - "if you exercise it will boost your metabolism". The implication generally being that if you do some exercise not only will the exercise burn some calories, but you will ...
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is the so called “afterburn workout” good for someone with overweight

I weight 242 lbs (110kg) with 5' 9" (182cm). I want to lose weight. My workout the last month was to walk an hour every other day. Right now walk doesn't make me feel tired, so I run. But I can only ...
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Advice for improving metabolism burn: how do we keep it in high gear?

According to Mayo Clinic about 60% - 75% of the calories burned are non-exercise related. It seems each person's metabolism adjusts to ensure proper support of the body with the focus on efficient ...
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Good fitness strategies for an ectomorph

I've recently joined a local gym to try and supplement my martial arts training, and as a result I have been getting a lot more exercise recently (I'm still in the over-enthusiastic early phase where ...
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Does food temperature affect absorption time and efficiency?

If I consume equal amounts of (say) mango, one in frozen chunks, the other at room temperature, will I digest them at different speeds? That is, will they have a different impact on my blood sugar ...
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Could cyclic eating help us to keep our metabolism up?

Insulin oscillations with period of 3 - 6 minutes are believed to be important for insulin sensitivity by preventing downregulation of insulin receptors. Reading this I was wondering, if the body ...
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How does one train for sports when the three metabolic pathways interact?

As I understand it, there are three mechanisms by which ATP is replenished: For intense 10-12 second efforts, ADP is directly converted back to ATP using creatine phosphate For efforts up to a ...
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How to maximize mitochondrial biogenesis?

The question says it all: How can I increase the mitochondrial biogenesis? (The creation of new mitochondria) All sources I found say, that it is increased if there's enough demand. So what kind of ...
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transitioning into and out of ketosis [closed]

About eight years ago, I lost a significant amount of weight using Dr Atkins' ketogenic diet; unfortunately, I gradually let my food intake slide afterwards. I since gained some weight back, but I'm ...
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What is the best way to bring one's metabolism out of starvation mode following a diet?

A friend of mine has obviously brought her metabolism into starvation mode by performing strict low-calorie diets (without any exercise) for over ten years. This has resulted in a yo-yo effect where ...
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How does our body dispose of excess calories (physiologically speaking)?

My question is whether all the excess energy that is left every day always go to fat, or can it be wasted or disposed of somehow? (for example by not digesting everything to 100 percent?) Now, I am ...
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How long should I wait to exercise after eating?

How long after eating should I wait to exercise, or does it not matter? I am mainly talking about cardio, not weightlifting. I am trying to lose weight, not gain it, and in large amounts.
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Naturally increasing my Metabolism

I see all kinds of commercials on the TV about how to lose X amount of weight in Y amount of time, and how this old guy looks surprisingly like this younger guy, even though he's not supposed to. My ...
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Does working a diverse set of muscles increase metabolism?

By supplementing my running with working additional muscle groups, can I increase my metabolism? I'm thinking of doing about 30 situps 30 pushups before running and gradually building up. I might add ...
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How long should I wait with eating after an exercise?

I hear sometimes that after running you should wait with eating for 30 or 40 minutes (may be the metabolism is still in fat burning mode?). What is the reason for this advice? How long exactly should ...
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Keeping my metabolism high

I am looking for some diatary ways to keep my metabolism high, especially between meals. What kinds of foods or supliments can help keep your body processing long after you've consumed them? Ideally ...
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Is it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight?

A friend of mine told me that you can pretty much eat whatever you want within about 15 minutes of a big exercise session without putting on weight. I can't really understand the science behind this. ...

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