Your metabolic age is the basal metabolic rate at which you burn calories.
If you hope to loose weight and have good health step a way from the scale and look at your
metabolic fitness for answers.
Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) has a direct impact on your weight. The higher your BMR the greater your calorie burning power. It’s important to lower your metabolic age to remain healthy as you get older.
Exercise doesn’t only burn calories when moving it also boost your BMR by burning calories when at rest.
How to lower your metabolic age
Simple lifestyle tweaks can improve your metabolic age – use these tips to bring that number down.
- Add more protein to your diet. ‘Your body burns more calories digesting protein-rich foods than fat-rich foods, which means eating more protein can help fight an ageing metabolism. Try to have a source of protein in every meal.
- Try resistance training. Because muscle mass has a huge impact on your metabolism, strength and resistance training can help to speed it up and also burn more calories in the process. ‘As you get older and your metabolism slows down, this can improve muscle mass to ensure your metabolic age stays as low as possible.
- Get enough sleep.
Research shows a link between a lack of sleep and a slowing metabolism. ‘Poor sleep may actually increase muscle loss, so make it a priority. Have a consistent sleep/wake regime by avoiding blue light and caffeine before bedtime.
The big question – Will dieting slow down my metabolism?
The claim is that if you try to loose weight fast, your body will respond by shutting your metabolism down.