Follow us on Pinterest
Welcome! Log In | Register |
Log In with

Get It Now: A Supercharged Metabolism

  • Comment Comments (12)
  • Print Print

Find Your Metabolic Rate

Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) -- the amount of calories you burn before adding in any activity -- accounts for roughly 70 percent of your daily calorie burn. Knowing this number should help you estimate just how much you need to eat and exercise every day. But until recently, finding your precise RMR could be done only in a laboratory setting. Enter personal RMR monitoring devices such as the BodyGem, a small tool that measures oxygen output from the breath. It is routinely used at high-end health clubs. But at about $50 for a BodyGem test, we wondered if the investment was truly worth it.

"While this data may be helpful to someone on a strict calorie-controlled diet, it has its drawbacks," says Reed Humphrey, PhD, a professor of physical therapy at Idaho State University. "If you log in a low number, you might be tempted to cut your calories too far, which can harm both health and metabolism," he says. Instead, concentrate on a balanced diet and regular workouts. "These are the things to invest in, since they have an impact on what you see in the mirror," he says. 


What do you think of this story?  Leave a Comment.

What do you think? Review this story!
cverberg wrote:

this is great advice and a fun work out BUT you are unclear as to how long you do the one strength move before you go back to your 3min. of cardio....

8/15/2014 11:56:40 AM Report Abuse
libby70302 wrote:

I just started using a new gourmet instant coffee that helps reduce appetite, eliminate cravings, reduce portion sizes, decrease stored carbs and recharge your metabolism to burn more fat. Javita Burn + Control works because it contains two safe, proven herbs: YERBA MATE: Helps suppress appetite, and increases caloric burn rate. GARCINIA CAMBOGIA: Helps decrease your appetite and reduces the amount of carbs stored as fat. Visit to learn more!

5/23/2014 06:50:04 PM Report Abuse
erick_00_45 wrote:

Learn how to lose weight quickly look at the video of kyle leon learn how to do it

4/22/2014 03:29:58 PM Report Abuse
ptgirl100 wrote:

Any exercise that instructs you to "tighten your abs" (#4) is probably not going to be very effective in strengthening the abs because it is very difficult to pay attention to multi aspects of an exercise at the same time. If tightening the abs isn't crucial in performing the move, you will probably let go while you are concentrating on the actual move. Anyway, no exercise will produce flat abs unless you have very little fat over them.

2/12/2014 07:40:22 AM Report Abuse
starone4 wrote:

i think 2 pics is a minimum for illustrating. One is wasted, may as well be text only. FAIL

7/4/2012 08:56:55 PM Report Abuse

Add your comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Register | Log In

Please confirm your comment by answering the question below and clicking "Submit Comment."

Todays Daily Prize
More Smart Savings
Fitness Magazine on Facebook