Losing Body Fat And Gaining muscle. By Dakota Coates and Matt Beehler. Importance of a Healthy Weight. PREVENT •Coronary heart disease •Type 2 diabetes •Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon) •Hypertension (high blood pressure)
By Dakota Coates and Matt Beehler
Calorie:A unit of energy-producing potential equal to this amount of heat that is contained in food and released upon oxidation by the body.
Metabolism: The word metabolism can also refer to all chemical reactions that occur in living organisms, including digestion and the transport of substances into and between different cells, in which case the set of reactions within the cells is called intermediary metabolism or intermediate metabolism.
Muscle Confusion: Muscle confusion is the idea that by constantly changing your workouts you “confuse” your muscles and thereby increase the stimulation and resulting adaptation.
Estrogen: Estrogens (also called Oestrogens) are steroid compounds that are important for development and functioning of females. Depending on your fitness level, age and stage in life, your exercise routine may or may not impact your estrogen levels.
Testosterone: Testosterone is a 19-carbon steroid hormone produced primarily by the Leading cells of the testes (in men) and the ovaries (in women). Smaller amounts are produced in the adrenal glands of both sexes. As a "steroid".
Women have lower levels of Testosterone which is why they do not gain muscle mass at the rate that men do