Allen's Rule is a rule of biology that states that the appendages (ears, limbs, and tails) of animals living in cold geographical regions are consistently shorter than those of closely related animals occupying warmer climates. Allen's Rule is almost wholly dependent on environmental temperature; that is, a secondary growth response in mammals to help maintain constant … [Read more...] about Can Heat Help Your Bones?
The human body operates of itself. You don’t need to think about how to properly fire your nervous system, or to regulate your blood flow, or to grow your hair in order for these things to happen. In a sense, you do these things without you. You lose weight when you do not eat. Your muscles repair and grow while you are resting. As long as you stay out of your own way … [Read more...] about The Human Machine
Here’s an interesting study for you: 6 men, all roughly 50 years old were admitted to hospital, where they were fed roughly 6,200 calories per day for seven days. They ate 230 grams of protein, 775 grams of carbohydrates, and 240 grams of fat in 3 meals per day plus some snacks. They maintained bed rest (no exercise at all) for the entire 7-day … [Read more...] about How to boost your metabolism by 16% in only 7 days, WITHOUT exercise!
Without getting into the minutia of the science, we can say that your Metabolic Rate is a direct measure of the calories you burn in a given amount of time. This means that your "metabolism" is a measure of the relationship between Calories and time. My resting metabolic rate is somewhere around 1,700 Calories per day. Add in activity (other than planned exercise) and my … [Read more...] about Calories Per Hour
WOW! Thank you everyone for all of your votes, the results have been very interesting to say the least. What was supposed to be a very simple experiment has actually opened my eyes to some very interesting findings. I've learned that most of us (myself included) think of 'metabolism' using a number of assumptions, which may, or may not, be correct. The first … [Read more...] about Metabolism Quiz Follow Up