How to maintain your metabolism as you get older

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We are now going to investigate how you can maintain your metabolism especially as you start to get older. ¬†Our body’s metabolism naturally decreases as we age however their are certain steps that we can take to ensure that our metabolism stays fighting fit.

Learn how to make your metabolism burn faster now

Weight gain is often associated with aging and one of the reasons for this is that your metabolism simply slows down as you get older. Each decade that you age, you burn fewer and fewer calories for your normal daily activities so it’s no wonder that by the time people get to age 50 or 60 they have packed on quite a few extra pounds. But, you don’t have to just accept this as inevitable there are things you can do to keep your metabolism burning faster as you get older.

One of the reasons that your metabolism slows down is that your cells themselves actually slow down. Another reason is called sarcopenia, or muscle wasting. As you get older, your muscles tend to atrophy. This is partly your body getting older but also a lot of it has to do with the fact that you may be leading a more sedentary lifestyle than when you were younger. Since muscles take more energy to power, the less muscle your body has, the slower your metabolism, and the easier it is for you to gain weight.

So what can you do to keep your metabolism stoked as you get older?

One of the big things, which will have many other health benefits for you in addition to keeping you slim and allowing you to still enjoy some of your favorite foods, is to exercise. Not only does exercise burn calories but it also helps keep your cells active and helps to increase their rate of metabolic activity.

In addition to cardiovascular exercise, you should consider a weight training regimen, either with hand-held weights or those fancy weight machines that you see at the gym, because adding more muscle will help to offset the natural wasting of the muscle as we age. Plus the more muscle you actually have the more calories it will take to power any type of activity you are doing -even sleeping.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Of course, you want to be sure to eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. Eating smaller portions but more meals throughout the day will help to keep your metabolism burning evenly throughout the day and you will find that you’ll actually be able to eat a little bit more than if you packed all those calories into only two meals.

Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to being overweight, you just have to work a little bit harder at staying slim – but anything worth having is worth working hard for.

The Benefits of increasing your metabolism

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Did you know that the key to a successful weight loss strategy is by slowing down your metabolism? Metabolism is the process of burning calories in your body which happens naturally even if you are not exerting any effort- yes including when you are sleeping.

As we all know, exercise could increase metabolism but the point is that an individual must do an exercise that is suitable and effective for his or her body type. Increasing the metabolism must come before trimming down on calories.

A permanent weight loss may be achieved through increasing metabolism and this process provides different benefits.

This would give you more time to do whatever you want because you do not need too much exercise- this would allow you to enjoy other activities. Moreover, you do not have to force your self to do tough exercises.

Unlike other diets that hold promises of remedies when actually you just end up disappointed, increasing your metabolism will give you better long-term results and will not give you bigger possibilities of gaining weight again.

You do not have to ignore the favorite food and you need not spend so much time just preparing non-fat meals. Of course, you could stop spending too much just for this non-fat food and the like.

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