What Is Your Metabolic Age and How Can You Improve It?
It is possible that you have experienced times where you have glanced in the mirror, and thought you looked great, while other times, you couldn't help but think about how old you looked. Metabolic age has a lot to do with this.
You may have previously heard of the term metabolic age, but you may not know exactly what it is? Well, today we will tell you all about how to find out your metabolic age, why it matters and how you can improve it. To give you a clue, we will say that it has nothing to do with the age that’s noted on your ID!
What is metabolic age?
Metabolic age has to do with the state of your body. This influences how well you feel inside and how you see yourself on the outside.
When our metabolic age is greater than our physical age, we can appear worse off than we actually are or feel older than we are.
Therefore, the opposite is also true. If your metabolic age is lower than your physical age, you will see yourself much better and also feel better. So, it is very important for you to know what your metabolic age is and how to improve it. Particularly if you feel like it is a lot higher than it should be.
How to find out your metabolic age
The best way to find out your metabolic age is through medical tests that are specifically designed for this purpose. These tests are very simple and your doctor will gladly perform them.
Still, you should know that the Internet is a fantastic teacher, and there are also many applications that you can use to get a pretty accurate result. In order to do this, you will need to know this information about your body: age, height, waist measurement, weight, and body mass index.
You just have to enter this data into one of these applications and it will calculate your metabolic age in a matter of seconds. Even so, for more accurate information, it is best to consult your doctor or undergo bioimpedance testing, a technique used to calculate your body fat percentage.
How to improve your metabolic age
Well, now you know what metabolic age is and you have already learned how to determine what yours is, is it higher than it should be? Relax, you do not have to worry! Just by following a few simple tips, you can improve this number.
Good nutrition is vital to improving your metabolic age. When this age is greater than your physical age, it is because your metabolism has not been able to keep up with all the food you have eaten. This could have happened due to excessive quantity or even the quality of this food.
Therefore, a healthy diet through which your body has the ability to adjust to the food you are consuming, in relation to how much exercise you are getting, is necessary for improving your metabolic age.
Believe it or not, sleeping less hours than we require can worsen our metabolism, and slow it down. So, a good rest where you sleep for the necessary amount of hours, will help you to improve your metabolic age.
Remember that sleeping is not the same as resting. If you have a problem with getting actual rest, look into getting a better mattress or even talk to your doctor to see if you can try something that will help you to sleep more peacefully.
Although rest and good nutrition can improve your metabolism because they accelerate it, exercise is vital to achieving this goal. If in addition to rest and nutrition you also exercise consistently, you will see how quickly your metabolic age will be lower than your physical age.
You can see that even if you have a problem with your metabolic age, there is a solution. All you need to do is to stay informed. Now it is your turn to do your part: use your perseverance and willpower. You already know you have these traits. Get to work!