Weight Loss Over 40 Plus

Weight Loss Over 40 Plus

Friday, June 1, 2007

Thousands Now increase metabolism Who Never Thought They Could ...With These 2 Proven Steps


Burning calories in food to produce energy is called metabolism. Between the ages of 30-40 your metabolism starts slowing down. Along with that, every ten years your body burns energy about 2 to 4 percent slower. Burning fewer calories causes more fat to be store. If you do nothing you become fatter and you begin feeling tired all the time. The add weight put more stress on you heart, knees, hips, and could raise you blood pressure.

The older we get the more muscle we lose and fat is gained. Muscle burns a lot of energy, our energy needs goes down as we lose muscle, and our metabolism slows. A metabolic slowdown is our own doing. We do lose some muscle as we age, but our inactivity causes most of the muscle loss. We become less active the older we get, with that we lose lean muscle. With less lean muscle, less active, and getting older. Our metabolism slows to a crawl.

What you can do about your Metabolism

Aerobic Exercise and Resistance Training

With exercise you can get your metabolism at a higher rate, so you burn calories long after you stop.

You can increase your metabolism rate, through the use of aerobic workouts and resistance training.

Muscles are the calorie burning engine that keeps you lean and healthy. The resting metabolic rate is based on your muscle mass. Simple the more muscles you have the more calories you burn. This will continue while resting or even sleeping. Person # 1 burns 1 calorie a minute and person # 2 burns 1.5 calories a minutes. Why? Because person # 2 has more muscle mass and you know muscles loves to eat calories.

Resistance Training builds long lean muscles which reduces the amount of body fat. The Resistance Training person has on average an 18% higher base metabolic rate than an inactivity person. One who does aerobic is 13% higher. This example states being active makes you healthier and fit than someone who is inactive. The inactive person’s metabolism rate continues to a slow crawl, both the Resistance workout and aerobic increases.

Aerobic workouts should be done for a least 45 minutes to 1 hour with 1 day on 1 day off. Resistance workouts are done on the off days with about 30 minute for each set.

Changes Eating Habits

Do not eat large meals; the body can only burn some many calories per meal. Eat small meals so the body can burn all the calories for energy and not store them as fat. Smaller meals means you eat more often lets say every 2-3 hours. No in between snacks, cut out junk food (empty calories), no sugar (turns directly into FAT), cut back on salt (retains body fluids), and no dairy products. Except for Fish and chicken eat all other meats in small portions at meals.


Simple to understand: 1. Eat right Eat less 2. Workout more.

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Weight Loss Over 40 Plus