Metabolism definition

Metabolism is a combination of all the activities that continuously take place in your body. Think of your metabolism as two main crews working together: a construction crew and a demolition crew.

    • The demolition creates energy by breaking down food and stored energy.
    • The construction crew uses this energy to build tissue and replenish energy stores.

      Related terms: resting metabolism

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