Have you ever wondered what role metabolism plays in weight loss and health? How does it work for people of different age groups? How can we know if your system is running fine? Well, all these questions are answered down below.
Metabolism is a biochemical process where the body converts food into energy. The calories that we consume with every meal are combined with oxygen and this combination releases energy which makes the body function smoothly.
But a woman’s body goes through many changes in her life, those being hormonal, psychological, physiological and emotional. Metabolism changes depending on the age you’re in. So here’s how it works for different age of groups.
Metabolism at 20
In your 20s the metabolic rate is very fast, you eat what you want and it will be digested smoothly. The energy demands of your body are taken care of by the ample muscle mass you have. And this is the reason you can party till 4 in the morning and feel fresh the other day.
Metabolism at 30
Now the systems are getting slower and it takes more time to digest what you eat. Your body stopped growing and weight loss is a hard task for you. You’re also losing muscle mass, so go to the gym and work it off!
Metabolism at 40
Your metabolic rate is decreasing remarkably. Estrogen and progesterone are playing some serious games here. Your menstruation and reproductive cycles are not doing the best either and soon your muscle mass will take a hit too. Try yoga.
Metabolism at 50
In the 50’s your menstrual cycle has stopped and you might suddenly start gaining weight. All the muscles are taken over by fat and you need to cut down on the calories.
But the good thing is that you can control your metabolism and here’s how:
1. Make your body your priority
Make sure you take some hours of your day for exercise and sports. Replace junk food with hearty meals and keep your hygiene score up. Show your body you care.
Take some time off from work and go for a relaxing swim, taste what you eat, meditate. Take a break because your body needs it.
Good sleep is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. Do whatever it takes to earn a good night’s sleep because it will be totally worth it. If you’re taking sleeping pills, step away from them because they will only complicate matters further.
4. Cool down
Temperatures are also an important thing when it comes to controlling your metabolism. Warm climate will reduce your metabolic rate where cold climate increases it. Make sure that wherever you are, you are cool enough.
5. Eat well
Include protein in your diet. Green veggies, citrus fruits, whole grains and spicy peppers have to be your go-to foods to impress your metabolism. Eat small but regular meals and stay hydrated.