Sunday, September 02, 2012
Our bodies are remarkable biological machines with a less than perfect method for controlling survival urges. Yesterday I did increase my caloric intake solely with carbohydrates (brown rice chips to be exact). I guess with the lack of sleep and extensive exercise the day before, my body overrode the brain’s will power with physical urges. I felt I was just along for the ride. I did feel better this morning and continue to do so this afternoon.
I cannot say for sure if the additional carbohydrates and subsequent ADP production helped; but the amount of lactic acid in my muscles finally subsided today. Other improvements arose with appetite control and clarity of thought better than in a long time. I will have to monitor this situation if it arises again.
I had a few moments to browse the internet this afternoon during lunch. Fox News reported that sitting for just a few hours potentially causes our bodies to stop making a fat-inhibiting enzyme called lipase. This information originates from researchers at the University of Missouri–Columbia.
As a recommendation, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says stand and stretch every hour, and your metabolism could get about 13 percent boost. Better yet, fidget all day (tap your feet or bounce in your chair) and increase calorie burn by 54 percent. (Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/
So, teachers who support the use of hyperactive suppression drugs may be increasing the potential for obese children (my thoughts). Is there a connection? I know I have to get off my duff and walk around the plant at least once every hour. If I do not move around, I become lethargic.
Use those bodies and keep the machines well lubricated.
Warm-up and exercise to get the most out of life today.
Be at Peace