Your Age and Your Metabolism… the Real Deal!
03 Oct, 2017
Your ageing process presents will most likely present you with many challenges which can cause various issues affecting your quality of life. Women, in particular, but also men are faced with challenges in maintaining or transforming their physique.
Unfortunately, the slowing of your metabolic rate is also often accompanied by other factors that can negatively affect the ability to lose weight or even simply maintain it!
If you find yourself having more and more difficulty with adjusting your physique as you age, here are the best solutions for you to embark on asap!
Your Hormone Decline
With age comes a decline in the output and effectiveness of many hormones, most importantly progesterone and estrogen.
Many side effects occur that are not just physical ones, such as hot flashes, weight gain, slower metabolism and the list goes on…Research indicates that abrupt declines of serum estrogen levels affect cardiovascular health as well.
Because of your ageing process and the subsequent decline of estrogen production, there is a reduction in metabolic rate and both the hormone estrogen and its receptors on various tissues in the body act to limit how fat is stored. In fact, the key to know is that the hypothalamus helps regulate issues such as body temperature, hunger and cravings and even energy expenditure.
Unfortunately, this reduction of estrogen production and lack of available hormone to stimulate the hypothalamus means that energy storage increases and energy expenditure declines. In essence, you gain weight with very few obvious reasons why.
Thyroid Hormone Failure
Whereas the thyroid gland secretes the primary thyroid hormones known as T3 and T4, the production of these hormones is actually tightly controlled by both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
The process looks like this:
- The Hypothalamus releases a hormone known as thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH).
- TRH attaches to the Pituitary Gland, which then releases thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- Once released, TSH attaches to the thyroid, which then releases the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, depending on which is needed.
Unfortunately, much like with estrogen, the release or production of these hormones you’ll also experience an age-related decline in thyroid hormone production; both of these significantly affect your metabolic rate and subsequently, weight loss and gain.
What’s the solution?
Easily one of the best things you can do to combat metabolic slowdown as a result of age. In fact, placing focus on Pilates based metabolic resistance training is the best possible way to go about this.
This means many using Pilates Super Sequences, where two or more exercises respectively, are completed back-to-back, with little to no rest.
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