Mitochondria are called the “powerhouses” of our cells. They provide our body’s energy needs from food constituents and help to regulate metabolism. You can maximize their energy production and capacity by increasing aerobic exercise or higher rep resistance training (12+ reps or circuit training). High intensity exercise, at about 80% of you MHR (Maximum Heart Rate), such as interval training can effectively increase mitochondria as well. If you decide to follow the higher intensity route, work your way up gradually or ask for help in your program design, especially if you are new to different exercise modalities or methods.
Published by Dr. George Tabares DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM
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