Maximize Your Metabolism
Nancy Haines, Weight Training II, Fall 2012
Metabolism Slows With Age
It is no secret that as we age, our metabolism slows down and we lose muscle. But, there are ways to counteract that process – and it does not require hours in the gym. An article by Selene Yeager in Prevention Magazine says that the average woman gains 1 ½ pounds a year during her adult life. Add in things that make our metabolism slow down -- like stress, fluctuating hormones, sleep deprivation, and muscle loss -- and we can gain 40-plus pounds by age 50. Yeager says that participating in a strength training workout program will help to firm and build muscle. Our metabolism can slow down by 15-20% as we age. The more muscle we have, the higher our metabolism and the higher our rate of calorie burn – as much as 10% higher. What's not to like about that?
Get Your Motor Running: High-Metabolism Workout
It Doesn't Take a Lot of Time
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It's never too late to begin making lifestyle changes that will help you sleep better, feel firmer, and have more energy – for life! Why not get started today?
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- Westcott, Wayne L., and Rita La Rosa Loud. "Exercise Programming For Previously Inactive Middled-Aged Adults." American Fitness 30.5 (2012): 16-19. Academic Search Premier. Web. 20 Sept. 2012.
- Yeager, Selene. "Get A Metabolism That Soars!" Prevention.com. Rodale Inc., 2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. http://www.prevention.com/print/24973