We burn calories four ways. One of the ways is the burning of additional calories after the exercise session is over.
A number often bandied about is that an additional pound of muscle will burn 50 calories a day. What about already existing muscle? Wouldn't that muscle also burn 50 calories a day too? The 50-calorie-a-day number can’t be true if one makes the assumption that the muscle tissue you all ready had before adding that pound of muscle will produce the same calorie burn - i.e.
From this Science Daily article comes this interesting headline: Obesity epidemic may threaten mitten industry.
Researchers found that fat people generate more heat. Thermograms (see picture) found that obese people dissipate more heat than normal through the hands and less heat than normal through the torso. They speculate that the feet would be another area for venting excess heat.
This New York Times article Well: Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? asks the question:
From this article Thin people may be fat on the inside, doctors warn; exercise is key comes this quote:
“Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas - invisible to the naked eye - could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.
From this article Proof: There IS a gene that makes you fat comes this information:
“Scientists have discovered a rogue gene behind the obesity epidemic.”