Jamaica4god's Journal, 14 March 2011

I'm curious about the mountains and their affect on weight loss. I have been in the mountains at around 5000 ft up for 2 days, and my body bugg has shown an increase in calories burned. I know about the effects of altitude on breathing. Less oxygen means more work by the body to absorb enough oxygen. But I did not think about that actually increasing the metabolic rate. I guess it makes sense. More work to do whatever job will mean more calories used. Nice!!

Anyway, thought that was interesting. =)


Very interesting!! Since I'm moving to Arizona this might be helpful for me, as well! 
16 Mar 11 by member: 1tarheelfan
We were 4500-5000 elevation for the whole trip. And, the moment we came back down to flatland it was very different. There was an immediate drop in calories burned. Crazy, huh? 
18 Mar 11 by member: Jamaica4god


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