Speed Up Your Metabolism

The poor metabolism gets blamed for everything these days. Weight gain, lack of energy, even our day-to-day health. But what actually is it and is there any truth to the rumours we constantly hear?

The Metabolism is the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Basically, its the entire chemical processes going on continuously inside your body to allow life and normal functioning.

All metabolism processes are controlled by hormones and the nervous system and influenced by your age, gender, muscle-to-fat ratio, eating, physical activity and overall lifestyle.

The total amount of calories we spend every day to run all these processes is called total daily energy expenditure (TDEE), and it’s spent as follows:

    •    60-70% just to maintain vital functions such as breathing, regulating the temperature and the heart beating - this is the BMR (basal metabolic rate).   
    •    15-30% to do our daily activities (working, training, commuting, etc.)
    •    10-15% to break down the food and assimilate it.

Basal metabolic rate, daily activities and food eaten are the key factors that affect our total daily energy expenditure (daily metabolism).

The primary reason the metabolism slows down as you grow older is because your hormone levels drop down and you lose muscles.

If you keep up with your training, get good sleep and eat adequate levels of lean protein, vegetables and fruit, you should prevent hormones from falling down and muscle mass being lost.

Don't use your age as an excuse - it's not uncommon to see 50-year-old people being fitter than someone half their age and you can bet their metabolism is faster as well.

You have full control over your metabolism. There is no proof or scientific indication to state that we inherit our metabolisms or the speed at which they work.

Quite simply, you can't blame weight gain or energy loss on the speed of you metabolism. You control it and can make the difference with a few simple steps.

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