If you are trying to lose weight in Yakima, our wellness team can help you gain control of your health and get back the life you deserve. Stop struggling with chronic pain and low energy. Weight loss is within your reach.
Weight Gain With Age
Aging is inevitable, and so are some of the changes that come with it. As people age, they may still feel like they are as mentally sharp as when they were younger, but chances are many experience physical changes that are difficult to counteract. Increased fat storage with age is not only frustrating, but it is detrimental to the other functions of the body. Added fat leads to an increase in weight, which can add more pressure on joints and increase the risk of injury and heart-related problems.
Metabolism and Your Weight
While metabolism is responsible for processing calories into energy, it actually has a small effect on how much weight is gained or lost. Approximately 70-80% of our metabolic rate is fixed and there is little that we can do to change it. While it may be easy to blame weight gain on metabolism, what we eat and how much exercise we have daily are the major factors dictating weight.
So you may be wondering how what we eat and how much we exercise contributes to gaining or losing weight. To answer this question, metabolism can be viewed as a scale. It is a process that is constantly working to balance the amount of calories in versus the number of calories out. No matter what a persons metabolic rate may be, if they eat a substantially higher number of calories than what they burn each day, they will inevitably put on more pounds. The reason for this being that if the excess calories are not being utilized the body, it will begin to store them for a later time when we may not be able to eat enough. In todays society, it is rare that we don’t have an adequate amount of calories each day, so the stored ones are rarely burnt. To summarize this idea, the only ways to cut down on weight are to eat less or exercise more. Through this process, there will be fewer calories available for our BMR, food processing, and physical activity, forcing our body to begin burning its stores. The end result being an increase in weight loss or a a decrease in weight gain.
Weight gain does not have to be inevitable. Contact our weight loss team at New Beginnings Weight Loss in Yakima today and we will help you reach your weight loss goals.
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