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Exercise Burns Bone Marrow Fat, Supports Strong Bones

Exercise Burns Bone Marrow Fat, Supports Strong Bones
July 31, 2017

Think back to every diet, home exercise or gym membership commercial you have ever seen. They all tend to focus on one thing: burning fat. And as they do, they show pictures of legs, waists, midsections and all the other places people know and see that we build fat when we take in more calories than we burn.

Losing weight isn't about having a fast metabolism

Yes, I’m writing this blog because I am trying to lose some weight. It's not easy, as you have probably heard many people complain. And it’s likely that you have also heard people place the blame for this difficulty on a slow metabolism. I’m not exactly sure what that might mean, but, hey, the excuse made sense. That is, until I asked the researchers at Metabolon. 

Bottom line: I lost my excuse. 

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic

The terms aerobic and anaerobic are not only used when talking about processing and cleaning wastewater, as discussed in the story Turning Wastewater Into Energy. These words can also apply to exercise.

In both cases, the words are referring to the amount of oxygen being used to perform an activity. During aerobic exercise, just as in cleaning wastewater, there is enough oxygen available to continue the current level of activity without getting additional energy from another source.

Exercise Principles

While people may not think of living organisms as machines, in many ways, they perform a lot like machines. So it's not surprising that coaches often refer to an athlete’s body as a machine during training.
 
Years back, I remember friends who played sports talking about how their coaches told them to consider their bodies as machines and to “take care of the machine and it will take care of you.”

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I’m a pretty nice guy, so I’ll just come right out and forgive you if you call me “old school” after reading the first few lines of this blog.

For most of my life, when I worked out, I grabbed a cotton t-shirt and shorts and hit the gym. Yes, it was sweaty and the shirt got heavy and even cold. But compared to the polyester t-shirts that seemed to hold the heat in, cotton clothing tends to breathe and lets the sweat evaporate. It wasn’t pretty but it worked. You can call me old school now!

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