Saturday, August 15, 2015

7 Secret Tricks to Lose Weight At Any Age

Unfortunately as we get older the battle of losing weight gets more and more difficult.
With the years and aging our muscles and joints get less cooperative and they hurt more, which makes exercising difficult and we are getting less physically active with each day.
But that`s not the only thing that makes the process of losing weight difficult. Our metabolism slows down too. Statistics show that in average we burn 1 to 2 % fewer calories every decade and all this is due to losing muscle mass and putting on some fat.
According to Brian Durbin, a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer, it is easy to lose pounds if you know the roadblocks and how to work around them.

1. Pick Up Those Weights

People often complain that they can`t lose weight as they used to before, but what they don’t know is that all this is a result of muscle mass. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat, which means that it requires more energy and elevates your metabolism. This also means that in case you lose muscle your metabolism will slow down.
50 year old man in average has 20% less muscle mass than he used to have when he had 20 years. Relating to this issue Durbin said “The good news is you can turn all of this around with a well-structured weight-training routine”. And she also added “It can increase your muscle mass and help you regain the ability to lose weight like you were able to 20 years ago.”

2. Keep An Eye On Those Hormones

With the years our hormones can also make us problems and lead to storage of fats. That`s why you should regularly check your thyroid, adrenal glands, and other hormone levels.  Actually testosterone is the most important among them since it enables you to stay fit and to reduce weight. This hormone has a role in the regulation of blood glucose levels which is essential for losing belly fat.

3. Go Easy On Those Joints

No matter how young you are having joint pain will surely stop you from being active. The worst thing about this is that once the pain starts it never ends the situation can only get worse and never better.
The best thing you can do is focus on activities that are easy for your joints like walking, swimming or jumping in the pool. Aquafit is the most exciting among these and still it can burn many calories.The extra resistance the water creates means that your body has to work that much harder, and can burn up to 30% more calories in the process.
If you are not that type of person who would enjoy in walking and swimming there is an alternative for you like yoga and cycling.

4. But Don’t Go Too Easy

You should never feel pain while you are exercising, but you should still work hard enough to sweat. The process of losing weight is not an easy thing to do it requires a lot of effort. But however if you are doing everything correctly your body will be only better and never worse.

5. See a Physical Therapist

Consulting a physical therapists is recommended both for people who are suffering from some kind of pain and for those who don’t. They will give you advice which activities to avoid and which to repeat more often, also they will tell you how exactly you should do the activities for better results.

6. Change That Diet

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