Metabolism in Australia

What is Metabolism?

When you eat, drink and sleep your body continues to burn calories in order to keep you going.  Metabolism is simply the amount of energy (also known as calories) that it takes your body to maintain itself.  One of the most simple questions people ask is how can I increase my metabolism?  Let’s have a look at this in a bit more detail.

How do I Increase my Metabolism?

There are many things you can do to increase your metabolism.  Having a look at our blog you’ll soon discover some simple and even some more creative ways of increasing your metabolism. Some ways to increase your metabolism are exercise, changing your diet and sleeping patterns.  Some people even swear by green tea for increasing metabolism as well as herbs and spices to increase metabolism.

Why does my metabolism slow down as I get older?

As you get older (particularly over the age of 30) your body slowly begins to lose it’s muscle.  If you are an active person and do a lot of exercise regularly you probably won’t notice much of a difference in your metabolism however if you are sedentary like most of us are you will notice that as your body begins to lose it’s muscle you start putting on weight.

How do I know if I have a slow metabolism?

Some of the symptoms of a slow metabolism include feeling fatigued, dry skin, constipation and low blood pressure.  Please be aware that these conditions can also be caused by other medical conditions so make sure you see a doctor if you suspect something is wrong!

Does having a low calorie diet affect my metabolism?

Absolutely!  Many people think that a low calorie diet is the way to lose weight.  Whilst this can be true, your body also goes in to starvation mode to survive which always lowers your metabolism.  A healthy diet eating the right foods is a much better choice for losing weight.

Whilst we have only covered the basics on metabolism here, welcome to my metabolism blog and have a look around at some of the interesting ways that you can increase your metabolism.