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By Debi Barnett Foli
Special to Village News 

Improve your metabolism for overall health


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 2:02pm

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Improving one's metabolism will increase the number of calories they burn.

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Metabolism occurs around the clock, even when you are sleeping. In fact, the term used for what your body burns at rest is called resting metabolic rate and accounts for up to 50-75% of total calorie expenditure.

The brain, liver, kidneys and heart account for about half of the energy burned at rest, while fat, the digestive system, and especially the body's muscles account for the rest. Energy needs for your body's basic functions stay fairly consistent and aren't easily changed.

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