excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC)

excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC)

estimates the post-exercise elevation in resting metabolic rate. The duration and rate of EPOC depend on duration and intensity of the preceding exercise, training status, environmental circumstances, gender and other variables. Although the contribution of EPOC to daily energy expenditure is negligible, it may contribute to the regulation of energy balance and play a role in body mass reduction or maintenance.