The Body’s Two Main Energy Systems

The Body’s Two Main Energy Systems

The body, like a machine, needs energy to operate. This requires some type of fuel, in this case food in the form of protein, carbohydrates and fat, which is burned off into energy. You also have stored fuel—sugar and fat.

There are two energy-producing systems in the body that allow us to be in motion. One is for brief high-intensity activity, called the Anaerobic Energy System, and the other is for low-intensity endurance-type (or long and slow) activity, called the Aerobic Energy System.

Under certain circumstances, such as in emergencies or times of sudden intense exertion, we need quick, explosive energy for a short duration. On other occasions, we need longer-lasting endurance-type energy to keep us going for extended periods.

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The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

Having the correct plan for your body type is a much easier and faster and healthier way to keeping the weight off. In The 7 Principles of Fat Burning we not only tell you what to do but we change the way you look at calories, hormones and fat burning so you CAN finally succeed. ...read more