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Why does your body continue to burn more calories for hours after a very high-intensity workout...

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Why does your body continue to burn more calories for hours after a very high-intensity workout than after moderate or low-intensity workouts?

a. The body must burn more calories to rid the body of the excess oxygen produced as a byproduct during strenuous activity.

b. The body must increase the rate of carbon dioxide intake following strenuous activity in order to erase the body's carbon dioxide deficit and restore the body to a normal level of metabolic function.

c. The body must increase the rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity in order to erase the body's oxygen deficit and restore the body to a normal level of metabolic function.

d. Strenuous activity weakens the heart and more calories must be burned to compensate for this reduction in cardiac function.

Cellular Respiration:

Cellular respiration is a metabolic process that breaks down glucose to produce ATP. This process typically consumes oxygen as well. Respiration is an important source of energy for bodily movements and physical activity.

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The correct answer is (c) The body must increase the rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity in order to erase the body's oxygen deficit...

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