1) What is the metabolism? Compare and contrast anabolism and catabolism.
Metabolism is all of the chemical reactions occuring throughout your body. Anabolism is your body storing energy while catabolism is your body releasing energy.
The Metabolism converts the fuel in the food we eat into the energy needed to power everything we do, from moving to thinking to growing.
Anabolism is the process for building and storing: It supports the growth of new cells, the maintenance of body tissues, and the storage of energy for use in the future. During anabolism, small molecules are changed into larger, more complex molecules of carbohydrate, protein, and fat.
Catabolism is the process that produces the energy required for all activity in the cells. In this process, cells break down large molecules (mostly Carbohydrates and fats) to release energy. This energy release provides fuel for anabolism, heats the body, and enables the muscles to contract and the body to move. As complex chemical units are broken down into more simple substances, the waste products released in the process of catabolism are removed from the body through the skin, kidneys, lungs, and intestines.

2) What are enzymes and what role do they play in metabolism?
An enzyme is a protein that helps speed up the chemical reactions in a persons metabolism, either with storing or releasing energy or both.
Enzymes, which are large protein molecules that act as a catalyst by changing the chemicals within the cells without changing themselves. Enzymes speed up the activation energy, using less energy for a reaction to occur. And it helps break down the different types of food we eat.

3) What is basal metabolic rate (BMR)?
-this website may help us -Web Site 1, Web Site 2
BMR is the resting outflow of calories from the body.
BMR is the amount of energy used while at rest, in the post-absorptive state meaning that the digestive system is inactive, which requires about twelve hours of fasting (before bed and sleeping).

1) What is your BMR?-use website-BMR Calculator 1, BMR Calculator 2
1460.2. is my BMR-Chelsea
1839.9 is my BMR- Amanda

2) Now figure out your Daily Calorie Needs by using the Harris Benedict
-use- Harris Benedict Equation 2
2207.88- Amanda

3) What are things you can do to increase your BMR and why?
Exercise increases a persons BMR because while exercising your body uses up calories to help with digestion of foods and with the absorption of foods.-Chelsea
By eating a balanced diet of good fats, fiber, protein, and taking the right amount of daily vitamins while increasing how active you are can help to safely bring you BMR up in a healthy way. By having 3 square meals in healthy portions and working out at least 3x a week can help increase your BMR if you are not normally very active. It's important to make sure your at least eating enough calories every day because if you don't get enough your BMR can decrease. - Amanda

Over all Conclusion of This project.

Amanda- "After doing this project I have received a better understanding for how my body works and how understanding what is happening in the body can help me better understand what my clients may be going through with any disease or injury they receive. This project also helped me understand how I can help my patients and knowing how the treatment I'm using will affect them at a molecular level not just physical level. I will definitely keep this as a quick reference source when needed."
Chelsea- "I learned from wiki this year more interesting facts on how the body works and how everything we learned is going to help me in the future with the profession I have decided to go into. It will give me more insight and a better understanding as to what is happening inside my patients body when something is wrong with them and hopefully it will give me the chance to help fix it from getting worse and hopefully helping go away altogether."