MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 70 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Thursday, December 19, 2013

BMR / BASIC METABOLIC RATE

BMR is the amount of energy expended while being at rest. As we get older your BMR decreases. Hence our constant struggle with weight gain. Aerobic training such as running has little impact on our BMR, although it is excellent at burning calories. Weight training has a better impact at raising our BMR. Simply put: muscle is better at burning fat when you are at rest. Increasing muscle mass increases our BMR, muscle is gained by weight training.