energy metabolism

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When one becomes more aerobically fit, such as with prolonged endurance activities, one’s body becomes more efficient at burning fat, as supposed to carbs, over a wider range of intensity outputs. This helps to preserve muscle glycogen, and thus helps to combat fatigue.

How to Schedule Your Study Time

I’ve been asked multiple times to make a post about how to schedule your study time, so here it is! This is a little bit different of a schedule because it’s over mid-semester break (Easter break for most), but it still works.

Step 1: Write down everything you need to do.

Get out a piece of notebook paper or open a new document on your computer and unleash your brain’s to-do list. Write everything down from classes, work, events, and extracurriculars to your work outs, meals, showers, and sleep. Nothing is too small to be written on the list, so if you need to remember to shave your legs, write that down!!

Step 2: Assign each task an estimated amount of time it’ll take to complete.

This part is really crucial for me because it takes my organization a step further to help me achieve my studying and planning goals. It also gives me a reality check – sometimes I’m so ambitious I try to bite off more than I can chew. If I know from the beginning that I most likely won’t achieve everything I need to do, I won’t be as disappointed come the end of my planning and studying. It also tells me I probably need to pick it up during the week and stop procrastinating…

Step 3: Open up Excel, create a table on another computer program, or grab a piece of paper.

Next we’ll make the calendar with a readout of our obligations. I generally use Excel or a piece of paper, but I find that excel works best because I can edit future events easier if I didn’t quite complete a task I planned for.

Have the first column for times, then a column following for each day you want to plan. It helps to have the time column skinnier with the days’ columns wider so text can fit in easily. I leave two rows per hour (therefore one line is equal to one half hour) so I can plan for events or tasks that won’t be taking up whole hours.

Step 4: Designate a color for each of your scheduled categories.

These colors are the same as in my planner:

  • Purple: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pink: Genetics
  • Blue: Beverage Management
  • Orange: Economics
  • Red: Work
  • Green: Extracurriculars
  • Black: Personal (showers, meals, sleep, relaxation, etc.)
  • Yellow: Travel

I enter in all of my class, work, event, and extracurricular times first – things I can’t miss. These are important to put into your schedule first because you can easily schedule studying around them. 

Step 5: Once all of your obligations are plugged into your schedule, it’s time to fill in your studying.

This is where the required times for your tasks help a great deal! It’s easy to spot an hour block here or there and plug in a 45 minute or hour task… something that may be a little hard for some when they’re just going through their day and have a block. I know whenever I get an hour block I try to nap or rest as much as possible, but this frequently puts me behind. :(

Also, it may help you to pull out your planner and see what exams, quizzes, or assignments are coming up soon. You should rank these at a higher priority and complete these sooner rather than later to ensure you complete them.

I also group lesser tasks; for example, on Thursday night at 11:00 PM I grouped two homework assignments because they really shouldn’t take that long and they’re on the computer at the same time, etc. It’s just easier for me to get them done at the same time. Just like if you need to go to a few different stores, try to go to them all in one trip. It’ll save you time, money, and gas!

Step 6: As you’re adding tasks to your schedule, make sure you’re crossing them off your list you made. You don’t want to miss anything or add something twice!

This is pretty self-explanatory but also important! Make sure you’re adding everything and not missing anything. 

Step 7: Make sure to schedule enough sleep during your night as well as time to eat/relax.

This is the most important step of them all! Without recharging your smart little brain and body, how are you going to have the fuel to move on? Also, try snacking on fruits and veggies and drinking water when you’re studying. I’m one to love candy when I’m studying and it’s hard to say “no” to my precious chocolate and skittles, but I know they’ll just bring my metabolism and energy down. Drinking a lot of water helps too because that means more bathroom breaks – which means more study breaks! ;)

I hope you found this post helpful. If you’d like to see other posts about my studying tips and tricks, please share this post and leave me a message about what I can improve or what you’d like some advice on. Happy studying! – grxeek

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One pound of lean body mass effectively burns 50 calories per day at rest. That’s only if you have been stationary for an entire day. Imagine how much more muscle burns when they are activated through exercise and activities of daily living.

anonymous asked:

I see you've been getting a lot of vet asks an questions. So here's a non-vet ask: herbivorous dragons, around what is the maximum size do you think they could attain? I'm thinking something along the lines of an enormous iguana or beardie. Also, could they muster up enough metabolic energy to fuel flight? Assuming in this instance that dragons are cold-blooded, but may have some specialized adaptations for circulating body heat to where it's most needed, like white sharks do.

Big is not a problem. Lots of things can get big. An extraordinarily large herbivorous dragon might be structured something like Argentinosaurus, the longest sauropod we know about so far.

Flying is a whole different matter.

Flying requires speed, you have to get enough lift, and as a creature gets larger it gets harder for it to move the extremities of its wings fast enough to generate flight. Quetzalcoatlus is the largest flying creature we know, but it was likely carnivorous.

More energy dense food would be advantageous for flight, so a fruit eater is more likely than a foliage eater, assuming there is enough abundant energy dense food available.

Oxygen saturation of the atmosphere is probably another important factor, which has likely limited the size achieved by modern animals.

So in modern Earth settings, you could probably get something goose sized, but probably not ostrich and still capable of flight.

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We have two different kinds of bone inside of our bodies; the outer cortical bone, and the inner trabecular bone. The cortical bone acts as a hard outer shell, however the trabecular bone is what stores almost all of our calcium; about 99%. If our diet is lacking in adequate calcium, then some of it is drawn out of the bones themselves and released out into the bloodstream. We should try to avoid this, for bones may become weaker if it occurs too often without enough replenishment.

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The ‘burn’ that you feel during an intense workout is the build up of lactic acid in your muscles.
That exact same lactic acid is actually the preferred energy source to be used by your heart.
Lactic acid may be uncomfortable, but is certainly not the bad guy!

leftcoastjunkies  asked:

hey yogi! sorry if you've been asked about this/posted about it before but I was curious about chi and neuroscience - what's the general consensus amongst your peers/professors about it? and do you think the two will ever be able to find common ground? (i.e. explaining chi theory successfully through 'hard' science) thanks!! much love xx

Hahaha there is no consensus let alone an awareness regarding chi and neuroscience. At medical school, they teach us what we know for sure and how that is relevant for healing people with things like brain lesions from stroke or neurodegeneration from AIDS. 

Experimentation and study regarding things like energy healing and meditation and neuroscience is something you are more likely to find at a collegiate university.

I can’t speak much to chi, as I have not received training in the paradigms from which chi arises. I can speak to prana and shakti, which are similar concepts found in yoga. 

It seems to me that if you look at typical chakra charts and energy charts, there is much anatomical overlap. The chakras remind me of glands and the energy paths remind me of nerves. 

With the chakras, they overlay many major glands in the body:

  • Root chakra aka Muladhara: Gonads
  • Sacral chakra aka Swadhisthana: Gonads
  • Solar plexus chakra aka Manipura: Adrenal glands and pancreas
  • Heart chakra aka Anahata: Thymus gland
  • Throat chakra aka Vishuddha: Thyroid gland
  • Third eye chakra aka Ajna: Pineal/pituitary gland
  • Crown chakra aka Sahasrara: Pineal/pituitary gland (Or maybe cerebral cortex?)

There are many different variations on the above. Yet the activities of these glands highly regulate our mood, energy, basal metabolic state, urges, general state of health, and our alertness. 

I am of the opinion that the original yogis mapped out much of the body’s anatomy through directly perceiving the energies of their glands and the conductances of their nerves. 

Perhaps there is an energy template from which the physical body is fashioned. Changes in the energy template will correspond with changes in the body. If so, the chakra and prana maps of the body might be very useful. 

Chi may be a similar thing. There are many kinds of energy in the body: electrical, thermal, electromagnetic, chemical, mechanical, and probably others I am not recalling at the moment. 

I also wonder if particle physics may one day yield greater insight into energy and consciousness.

Just some thoughts. 

Namaste :)

New insights into 'ocean worlds' in our solar system

Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published Thursday by researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescope.

In the papers, Cassini scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and Hubble researchers report additional evidence of plumes erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa.

“This is the closest we’ve come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. “These results demonstrate the interconnected nature of NASA’s science missions that are getting us closer to answering whether we are indeed alone or not.”

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Five Things to Do After Cleansing and Energy Work

Cleansing, and energy work such as reiki, are popular ways to help yourself get past issues, shed old skin, and generally freshen up. They can definitely have advantageous results and, on the outset, seem like they’d be great to do at any opportunity. However, there are a couple precautions and aftercare steps you should take to make sure that the work is as effective as possible, and that complications don’t result from it.

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The branch chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine, are very important for synthesis of muscle, and are often contributors to energy during high intensity workouts.

Out of all of them, leucine is the most anabolic, thus is contributes the most towards the building of stronger muscles.


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Sleep/cuddle headcanons:

-Poor circulation, anemic, bad sleep patterns = this boy always cold
-loves a hot drink before bed (or any time really)
-A L W A Y S wears socks to bed
-in the summer he wears pajama pants, a sleep shirt, and socks
-fall and spring the shirt is now long sleeved
-in the winter he straight up wears a sweater to bed if he’s still cold.
-puts a pillow over his face/eyes while sleeping
-toss and turns a lot
-has nightmares often
-does “the tuck”

-High metabolism, endless energy = this boy is always burning up.
-he is a smol hearter.
-usually just sleeps in his boxers
-in the winter he might also wear a shirt, but no matter what he puts on by morning he’s down to just his boxers again
-if he’s home he’s probably not wearing pants tbh
-hugs a pillow
-usually sleeps well but sometimes has sleep paralysis :(
-bed head can’t be tamed

sleeping together (sfw lmao):
-They switch big spoon / little spoon a lot but Yoosung is big spoon more often and they both v love it
-Saeran loves his smol personal heater
-will GASP actually take off his shirt just for more skin-on-skin contact and body warmth
-will shove his hands on Yoosung’s back/stomach/armpits for warmth and smile when he yelps
“Ahh!! Your hands are cold! DX”
“I know!! You gatta warm them up >:)”

-Yoosung is extremely ticklish and Saeran has Too Much Fun at this child’s pain.
-Yoosung is the footsie king.
-Yoosung will stay up playing games and stroke Saeran’s face or back if he’s having fitful sleep
-Saeran will usually wake up first and just lay in bed longer in disbeliefe that his life is this great… also because Yoosung wont let him go
-Yoosung makes them coffee in the morning
-Saeran makes them tea or hot cocoa at night.

Withering Blossoms; fragment IV

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previous; fragment III

Notes: Finally, a new chapter! Also this chapter introduces new character~ some more colors into the pile! How long will this story be, nobody knows xD

I need to remind you that this is a collab between me and @eulyin-senpai! Have you checked the previous chapters’ cover art? If no, please do visit her page!

Summary: The moon knows no hunter and no prey.

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clandestine-consciousness  asked:

Vitamins! These are the ones I take every day: Biotin 5000mcg by NATROL, Digestive Probiotic by TRUNATURE, Iron 18mg by NOW, C-500 complex 500mg by THE VITAMIN SHOPPE, Women's energy, metabolism, and bone support gummy by VITAFUSION, and simplygood high potency vitamin B-12 3000mcg by VITAFUSION. I try to limit the amount of gummy vitamins I take because of the sugar content (that's why only 2 of my dailies and gummy form). I think the Biotin, Iron, & Probiotic are the top 3 most important.

Oh wow, thanks for being so specific! And thank you for the info about sugar in the gummy vitamins (I was considering getting a bunch of them…)
Thank you for sharing!! 🍓🍓🍓

thelastgambit-deactivated201404  asked:

Currently learning about glycolysis/Krebs cycle. After the Krebs cycle, NADH and FADH facilitate the creation of electrochemical gradients across cell membranes, but I don't understand how the electrochemical gradient helps with synthesis of ATP. I understand the basics (i.e. H-plus moves through the protein ATP-synthase, which kickstarts bulk ATP production), but is there a resource somewhere that can explain it to me in more detail?

Crash course on Glycolysis

Goofy/weird Macklemore dub of Krebs cycle

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Giving your body an adequate supply of healthy fats, known as essential fatty acids, aids when prompting the body to release its own fat storages to burn as fuel. This is why healthy fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, and seeds, should not be feared, for they often assist in weight loss, not cause it.