Understanding Your Health – What is Metabolism?

The dictionary defines metabolism as a biochemical process involved in health or sustaining life. Metabolism is related to nutritional intake and our ability to utilise our food to the fullest extent.

Some people have a high metabolism, which means that when they consume food, their bodies burn it almost as fast as they consume it.

Then some use to burn calories slowly, yet others burn calories quickly. Those slow-burners tend towards obesity. On the other hand, the fat burners are often slim and trim regardless of how much they eat.

Metabolism is a unique process for each person, and no two people have the same. We all use our calories at different rates with different results. Our metabolism is like fingerprints which are unique to each of us. We need to understand our metabolism and how it works to know what’s best for our overall health.

Metabolism is also related to our vitamin, mineral intake, and water consumption. It is also related to our thyroid and endocrine production.

People seek to raise their metabolic rates through supplements, increased water intake, and adjusting food and exercise intake. It is possible to raise your metabolic rate; however, what may work for one person may not work for another.

Our goal should be to improve our overall health and well-being. To want to improve one’s health is a worthy goal if we remain as well and active well into old age. However, it would help if you raised it significantly to see any benefits, no matter your metabolic rate.

Metabolism can also be determined by genetics. We inherit body frames and other related body functions from our parents. However, the most outstanding result in raising our metabolism comes from exercise and building our muscle mass while reducing body fat. Adding more muscle to the body causes us to burn more calories, which helps elevate our metabolic rate.


Our metabolic functions also depend on how well we have taken care of our nutritional needs. The process of burning calories and creating energy is a delicate one that we must carefully attend to because if we don’t, it can become imbalanced.

Through careful analysis and detention of each person’s unique needs, we could bring about a more natural balance of the metabolic burn versus the calorie intake to a level where optimal health and weight control are in equilibrium.

Published by Paula Rose Parish - The Hope. Faith. Love & Your Wellness Matters Community

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