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Running and Weight Loss: An In-Depth Look at the
Relationship Between Exercise and Energy Balance
Last week, I introduced metabolism and described how body weight and resting metabolic rate (RMR) are connected. I also mentioned that there are three components to metabolism: resting metabolic rate, the thermic effect of food, and energy expended for physical activity.
In this article, we’ll shift from the metabolic process and focus on the physical activity portion of metabolism and discuss the ways in which exercise can affect energy balance.
Read the rest of the article here: http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition-articles/running-and-weight-loss-exercise-and-energy-balance/