15 Mar The Metabolic Decline
Tick-tock . . .
Can you hear that? That’s the sound of your biological clock decelerating.
It’s a known fact that between the ages of 30-60 years old, your metabolism slows down. In fact, it’s common to lose an average of 15 pounds of muscle as we naturally age. But, what most people don’t understand is that this process CAN be reversed if you know the proper and healthy steps to take back your metabolic rate.
Step 1: Regularly stimulate the muscle groups in your body, most notably the muscles of the posterior chain. Through today’s sedentary lifestyle of sitting in a desk, watching television and doing our daily commute, the muscles in our backside tend to atrophy at a greater rate than the rest of our muscles. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on stimulating the muscles of the posterior chain. Make sure and rigorously stimulate your hamstrings, glutes, back, trapezius, and rear deltoids. Consistently training these muscle groups will be a tremendous boost to your metabolic processes and a way to keep you in a healthy postural environment.
Step 2: Eat a diet rich in complete protein, healthy fats, plenty of fresh vegetables, and naturally occurring, unprocessed carbohydrates. For example, some great sources of proteins are: chicken, fish, beef, eggs and pork. Healthy fats include: avocado, real butter, olive oil, coconut oil, almonds and walnuts. Great sources of naturally occurring, unprocessed carbohydrates are: sweet potatoes, steel cut or old fashioned oatmeal, long grain rice and quinoa.
Step 3: Make it a priority to maintain an abundance of hydration throughout the day.
Step 4: Enjoy life and be grateful – worry, stress and anxiety are the catalyst to sickness, obesity and death!
No matter where you’re at, you can make a huge impact on your health going forward. Change the way you live, change the way you look at yourself – and, BE YOUR BEST!