While you might not feel it every day, your body is continuously going through physical and mental changes, both good and bad. Every decade of your life is different and what you feel in your 20’s will be somewhat (if not drastically different) from what you feel in your 30’s.
So, how is age a good measure to gauge your metabolism? Here is a quick lowdown on how your metabolism is at each age (and how you can better it!)
Biologically speaking, this is the best decade of your life — your body will feel at its healthiest best and you will be high on energy and enthusiasm!
Your body has enough muscle mass to meet your body’s increased energy demands, so you won’t get tired as well.
As you inch towards your 30’s, your body’s metabolism slows down (but very slowly).
Your body has technically stopped growing now, so you need more energy than ever to build muscle mass. This means that you need to work out more in the gym to maintain your weight.
This also means that your body processes have slowed down and that it will be harder now to both gain and lose weight.
Your body will still feel fit, but you will have to work hard for it.
Your body’s metabolism has plummeted rapidly and you feel more tired than ever.
Your hormones such as estrogen and progesterone have diminished which could in turn lead to a lack in sexual drive.
You lose a lot of muscle mass, especially around 45 years.
Your body now needs fewer calories than it used to need. Hence portion control is the way to go in your 50’s.
Next up, if you are a woman, you might have hit menopause and you might have gained weight, so make sure you exercise well.
How to improve your metabolism:
Eat healthy: If you haven’t started yet, then start now — it’s never too late!
Exercise: If you can’t manage a full workout session, then start with mild exercises. Else, simply walk for 30 minutes a day.
Get enough sleep – Atleast manage 8 hours a day.
Free time: Utilize it well. Cultivate a hobby and stick to it.