The mitochondria use oxygen to burn fat and glucose (sugar) and convert it into ATP (energy) for the muscles. If your mitochondria are dormant, which they can be if your not working out, they stop burning fat and sugar and your become insulin resistant. That’s not a good thing.
In order to stay lean keep lifting weights regularly and doing cardio regularly to keep those mitochondria growing and burning fat and sugar, keeping you lean.
Nobody talks about the Mitochondria, they truly are the powerhouse of the cell. Check out suggested supplements for mitochondria on under our catagories menu to the right on the page.
There is a link between our diet and growing, maintaining mitochondria according to an article written by Dr. Gabriela Segura entitled Ketogenic diet – a connection between mitochondria and diet .
Dr. Gabriela Segura points out that fat is a much better energy source than carbohydrates, thus better fueling the mitochondria. Remember Mitochondria burn fat and sugar to create energy in the form of ATP.
In conclusion the good doctor points out that “mitochondria are primarily designed to use fat for energy“. Thus a Ketogenic diet is more effective in producing mitochondria and revving up the metabolism.
The more mitochondria the greater the energy, the greater the workout and the greater the fat burn.
Read the full article here
Man or woman, mass-builder or fat-cutter, this plan will put you closer to where you want to be. Stop program hopping and get serious with these 3 rules and this 8-week plan!
Source: Start Here, Start Now: The 8-Week Beginner Workout Plan
Your mitochondria are the root problem of your metabolism. They burn fat and sugar to produce energy. If you don’t move, your mitochondria become dormant (sleep). We’ll discuss this more on the site. The point is stay active.
Walking is a great exercise for the mitochondria.