Important factors in the general health of an individual is his or her genetic makeup


No doubt one of the most important factors in the general health of an individual is his or her genetic makeup. Even before we’re born, our bodies are programmed. One of the program components is metabolism. Below are some terms and definitions you should know if you want to take your wellbeing seriously.

  • Metabolism: the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life.

  • Catabolism: the breaking down of organic matter to harvest energy.

  • Metabolic rate: the speed at which chemical reactions happen in living organisms.