By: Trina Health of Las Vegas
As people get older, most experience a decline in their metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories), which can lead to weight and fat gain. If your rate is abnormal, you may suffer from Metabolic Syndrome, which are factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke – all of which effectively lowers your life expectancy.
A slow metabolism affects many people (more so as they age), and not just those diagnosed with diabetes – it affects those with pre-diabetes as well. Slow metabolism, also known as hypothyroidism, results from the lack of a metabolic rendering agent called triiodothyronine, or T3, which helps stimulate your body’s metabolic system and its related organs and glands.
If a disorder exists, you will suffer from ailments such as weight gain and chronic fatigue, among others.
There are a few lifestyle habits you can control to stabilize or increase your metabolic rate. A sign of a slow metabolism is difficulties with weight and you might notice other symptoms as well, such as low energy and difficulty sleeping.
1. Switch up your diet. Caffeine, capsaicin found in hot peppers, green tea, cinnamon, triglycerides in coconut oil— all of these things slightly and temporarily boost how many calories you burn.
2. Do more physical activity. The more active you are the more calories you burn. But the rewards of daily exercise don’t end with these calories.
You’re improving cardiovascular and mental health as well. And, if you’re altering your body’s composition in the process by adding muscle, you’re in for some definite long-term metabolic changes.
3. Increase your muscle mass. Adding lean muscle mass increases your BMR, meaning your body will burn through more calories just to maintain its basic functions. This change in your metabolic rate has the potential to be permanent, as long as you maintain your muscle mass.
Increasing your metabolism takes time and effort. By approaching your metabolism with both short and long-term proven fitness solutions, you’re building the proper foundation for healthy weight maintenance overall.
There are treatments, such as the Artificial Pancreas Treatment offered at Trina Health clinics, that will help increase and normalize your metabolic rate. The Artificial Pancreas Treatment has well-documented benefits including increased metabolism, more energy and better sleep. The treatment is intended for diabetics but patients with pre-diabetes experience similar results.
Some of the complications APT offers relief from, in addition to a decreased metabolism, chronic fatigue and problems sleeping, are neuropathy, wounds, hypoglycemic episodes, hypertension and muscle fatigue.
Patient Billy G. says, “I feel better than I have felt in years. Another patient, E. Ianconis reports “I would have been dead nine years ago without this treatment.
Seek the advice of your doctor if you are experiencing significant changes your overall health, including severe weight-gain and low energy.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation, which includes a metabolic rate analysis, please call Trina Health of Las Vegas at 866/942-9366 or visit TrinaHealth.com.