THE EFFECT OF EXERCISE ON OXYGEN CONSUMPTION DURING BASAL METABOLISM CONDITIONS.
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK CENTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
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A large number of studies have investigated the effects of exercise on the body. Any type of activity increases the rate of energy expenditure and thus would aid in the control of excess adiposity. Use of exercise alone as the means for achieving weight loss is based on increasing the amount of activity until a negative calorie balance is obtained. In most weight loss investigations the amount of energy expenditure is calculated from the product of intensity of the exercise and its duration plus the energy expended in recovery. Recovery may be considered as the period required for ventilation rate, heart rate or oxygen consumption rate to return to the resting level. Since the rate of oxygen consumption was used to measure the metabolic rate it follows that the recovery period could be measured by the return of resting or basal metabolic rate to the pre-exercise level. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology