For the young: under 50
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
From Web MD:
Metabolism and body composition. Over time, the body typically needs less energy, and your metabolism slows. Hormone changes in the aging body result in a shift to more body fat and less muscle mass. The best approach to managing these changes is to take in fewer calories while keeping up or increasing your physical activity. Strength training is an especially good way to build or keep your muscle mass. When your muscle mass is reduced, your metabolism slows down. Building or keeping your muscle mass allows your metabolism to remain the same or increase.
Weight loss will not get any easier as you get older. Do whatever it takes while you are young. You will be glad when you get older. Additional weight increases joint issues, such as osteoarthritis, blood pressure and cholesterol problems, the list goes on. You can get away with alot when you are young! As you age, it will catch up with you! Make the commitment to get in your best shape ever and maintain it. When you are young, work and family issues tend to rule your life and you have no time for exercise. Put yourself on you to do list!