A man has a metabolic rate of 150 W when he is working on a computer.Assuming he has a normal body temperature?

March 24, 2010

The metabolism of the human body is one of the most important physiological processes of the human body. This is also primarily concerned with the conversion of food and other substances into the energy that the body would require to carry out the various activities demanded of it over the course of the day. Moreover, the metabolism process aids in the digestive function of the human body as well as the absorption of nutrients in the consumed food. The factors that significantly affect the metabolism of the human body include hydration, nutrition and physical activity. Metabolism is a constant process and starts from the moment we are born. The only variable in the process is its effectiveness - which depends on the factors already mentioned. Although a number of weight loss programs will suggest that you lower your calorie and fat intake - these steps also tend to decrease the metabolism rate of the body. Moreover, the intensity of physical activity will also significantly affect a person's metabolic rate. We bring this up specifically because you speak of a person's metabolic rate when he is sitting in front of a computer. When at a computer, the body is largely inactive as when compared to a person participating in some sport or strenuous physical activity.

If you are looking to increase your metabolic rate in order to help the body burn calories at a much faster pace, you should make it a point to start working out at some level. Building muscle mass is a very effective way to help increase your metabolic rate. While our hectic lives place many time constraints on us and regularly throw our schedule out of sync, you should always make it a point to have your meals on time. While dieting is always touted as a very effective method of weight loss, one should remember the fact that a sudden drop in caloric intake is likely to do more damage to your system than good. If, instead of eating three large meals in a day, you switch over to 6 smaller meals spread over regular intervals over the course of the day, the metabolic rate will increase significantly because of the fact that it has a more consistent supply of food to break down rather than large proportions at spread out intervals. An aerobics workout at least 3 days in a week will help burn a number of the additional calories and help you lose about 1 to 2 pounds of weight in a single month.

Submitted by M T on March 24, 2010 at 10:55

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