As we get older our metabolism slows down and staying at a healthy weight can sometimes be challenging. Luckily, there are ways to combat your slowed metabolism despite your age. Check out these four tips!
DON’T SKIP MEALS
You might think that skipping breakfast, or blowing past lunch and heading straight to dinner might make you shed some pounds but it actually slows down your metabolism to compensate for the loss of nutrition. So don’t skip meals, aim for four to six small meals per day to keep your metabolism burning at an optimal rate.
MAKE YOUR MEALS COUNT
Make sure you are getting proper nutrition and a balanced meal at meal times in order to maintain a healthy weight. Swap fatty cuts of beef for lean turkey or chicken breast and eat lots of vegetables. Making simple changes will help rev up your metabolism.
Dehydration can also slow down your metabolism, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your day. Otherwise, your liver will focus on water retention instead of burning fat.
Exercise is important in all stages of life, so pick exercise routines that suit your age and fitness level and what makes you feel good. Walking, Zumba, strength training are good for seniors or any low impact activities to help protect your joints while boosting your metabolism.
Go ahead an try these simple but effective ways to safely boost your metabolism. You will feel and look better in no time!