Metabolism can play a key role in weight loss and many people do not realise the benefits of this method to lose weight and sustain it.
The key to a higher metabolism is to exercise more
So many ways are available today to help lose weight, from healthy recipes to diet pills but one area of weight loss that is not so easily understood or taken advantage of , is metabolism.
So, what is Metabolism? Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. For example, when you are eating, drinking, sleeping or walking, your body is constantly burning calories to keep you going. All activities performed by you contribute to some kind of energy burning but naturally, some more than others.
Metabolism is affected by your body composition i.e. amount of muscle you have versus the amount of fat. Muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than fat. People who are more muscular (and have a lower percentage of body fat) are said to have a higher metabolism than others who are less muscular.
Therefore, the higher your metabolism or metabolic rate, the better condition you are in to burn excess fat. The lower your metabolism, the more likely you are to retain or gain weight. A healthy metabolism is very important for weight loss, and it can continue to maintain weight loss.
It is important to state that if you have never exercised before or suffer from any illness that you consult your doctor before starting a new exercise regime. Because your problems with metabolism may be related to a medical condition and not due to lack of exercise.
Here are some tips we have gathered that can help you increase your metabolism. You are not expected to do everything mentioned but naturally the more you can do the more you can potentially benefit. Do appreciate the generalisation of these tips as everyone is different in size and build, and some may work better for some people than others.
If your activity level stays the same and the amount of calories you eat stay the same, you will gain weight because your metabolism has slowed down (you don’t have as much muscle as you did in your 20’s).
If you exercise with weights and do some type of aerobic activity on a regular basis, you probably won’t notice much of a change in your metabolism as you age.
Hormones play at least a partial role in determining a person’s metabolic rate. In general, men have a faster metabolism than women because they have more testosterone. Likewise, the speedy metabolism of infants, growing children, and teenagers is due in part to growth hormone.
So, there you have it, some points on how metabolism can play a key role in weight loss. Evidently, the combination of exercise which includes weight training and aerobic activity, and sensible eating, will result in a body that has more muscle and less fat. Hence, giving you the result of a higher metabolism.
Everyone using the tips, does so, at their own risk with no form of liability or guarantees. IF you suffer from any kind of medical condition, you are advised to consult your medical professional before using these tips.
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