Easier by the Day, Day 4

Published December 30, 2010 by Jasmine

More Mitochondria

If you are anything like me, you are wondering what is mitochondria? Basically, mitochondria are found deep in your muscle tissue. Chemical reactions occur within them to break down carbs, fats, and proteins into carbon dioxide and water, to generate energy.

Your body produces more mitochondria when you exercise.  As your mitochondria increase, your metabolism increases, which causes you to have more energy and burn more calories, even at rest.

More mitochondria also makes working out easier. “The more mitochondria there are, the easier it is for cells to produce the necessary energy needed to power an exerciser through a workout.” ~ Kathleen Rothstein, MS, an exercise physiologist.



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