Are you feeling exhausted and run down? Have you noticed more belly fat accumulating around your waist? Are you craving sugar and carbs? If you do, go ahead – blame your metabolism!
Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Even when you’re at rest, your body needs energy for functions such as breathing, circulating blood and repairing cells. The number of calories your body uses for these basic functions is known as your basal metabolic rate.
Several factors determine your basal metabolic rate:
- Your body size and composition. If you weigh more or have more muscle mass, you will burn more calories, even at rest. So people who weigh more are more likely to have a faster metabolic rate because a portion of excess weight is muscle tissue.
- Your sex. If you’re a man, you probably have less body fat and more muscle mass than does a woman of the same age, so you burn more calories.
- Your age. As you get older, your muscle mass decreases, which slows down the rate at which you burn calories.
Here is welcome news: New research shows you can boost your metabolism and get your life back on track by implementing a few simple tricks and techniques. You may have inherited your mom’s slow-mo metabolism, but you’re not stuck with it!!
Michelle Vodrazka will join us at Bliss B4 Laundry’s Wellness Weekend for Women at Camp Kawartha on September 25-27. She will teach you:
- Reasons your metabolism may not be functioning the way it should be.
- Common mistakes most people make as they age.
- Simple steps you can take to increase your energy levels.
- How to balance your hormones and get rid of those stubborn pounds.
Sources: Mayo Clinic