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Metabolic Age: Why Is It Important?

Age is simply a number. Some people are 70 but look, act, and/or feel like they are 30. Chronological age simply shows you how many years you have spent walking on earth 😊.

Your metabolic age, on the other hand, is calculated by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) to the BMR of other people within your age group.

So what is Basal Metabolic Rate?

Your Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of calories your body burns while it’s at rest or the amount of energy from calories your body needs to keep your organs functioning when you’re not doing any physical activity.

Our bodies are constantly burning calories, so even the laziest of activities like laying on the couch the whole day will see you burn some calories from something as simple as digestion or breathing😄!

BMR is often influenced by several factors including your gender, height, weight, muscle mass, and so much more. 

What Does This Mean For Your Metabolic Age? 

To know your metabolic age, you need to know your Basal Metabolic Rate. 

The easiest way to do that is by contacting a qualified medical professional who will be able to do all the calculations needed to get your metabolic age accurately.

However, if you are a math whiz, the formula for calculating your metabolic age is:

For men: BMR = 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (years) + 5

For women: BMR = 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (years) – 161

Once you know what your BMR age is, a lot of factors are taken into consideration to find your metabolic age and these include:

  • Your Body Composition
  • Your Blood Pressure At Rest
  • Your Waist Circumference

If your metabolic age is lower than your chronological age, then that’s great news! It means that your body’s metabolism is functioning as it should. 

Unfortunately, if your metabolic age is higher than your chronological age, then you might need to take a deeper look into your diet and fitness habits or look into other possible health conditions that could be affecting your body. 

How Do You Lower Your Metabolic Age?

Lead a healthier lifestyle. This is perhaps the most common solution to any health challenges or goals you want to achieve.

Exercising more and sticking to a healthy diet will help you lower your metabolic age.

There are a few other steps to consider including: 

  • Including complex carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Adding more protein to your diet.
  • Increase your physical activity.
  • Replace sugary drinks with water
  • Get more sleep.

These recommendations might sound simple and easy to accomplish but they go a long way in helping you stay healthier for longer.

In Conclusion

Your metabolic age is only one small detail taken into account when looking at your overall health. However, it could help you understand why you’re gaining weight or why it’s getting more difficult to lose weight. 

At Body Contourz, our weight loss and body contouring services are not only meant to help you look great, but they also work to improve your overall health

Our treatments include a body composition analysis that will help you find your metabolic age, so you can understand your body better and finally find solutions that work just for you!

Are you having difficulty losing weight and need a permanent solution? Book a consultation with our professionals here or contact us for more info at 818-213-2576 or info@bodycontourz.com and find out what will work for you. 

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