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    The Truth About Your Metabolism Slowing Down

    Metabolism Slowing Down

    We have all heard that by the time we are in our 30s that our metabolism will slow down so much that we will inevitably gain a pound or two each year. Here is the truth about your metabolism slowing down.

    1 Percent Loss Per Year

    Our metabolism is the rate at which our body burns energy, aka. calories. By around the age of 20 our metabolism will slow about 1 percent each year—which can lead to gradual weight gain. But this isn’t the only concern.

    Physical Fitness Drops As Many Of Us Age

    In addition to the gradual decline of energy burned each day we tend to become more sedentary and less physically active as we age. And some of us are more relaxed about our diet as we age. When you combine theses 3 factors together rapid weight gain can occur.

    How To Give Your Metabolism A Boost

    To counterbalance the gradual decline you can give your metabolism a boost by:

    • Working out, especially interval training
    • Moving  more, like standing at your computer instead of sitting
    • Drinking 3 cups of green tea each day
    • Eating more spicy peppers
    • Getting a good night’s sleep
    • Spreading your protein out evenly through the day

    Most importantly, maintain a well-balanced diet of healthy whole foods and keep your stress to a minimum.

  • Reducing Your Single Use Plastic
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    Reducing Your Single Use Plastic

    It’s an exciting time for the environment as both Canada and the EU have set the date for banning and reducing single use plastic. While the US isn’t there yet many…

  • Is There Another Option

    Is There Another Option?

    In order to be innovative, open minded, and open hearted you must invest more time in critical thought. Where this gets trick is that we often go to the quickest answer,…

  • Soothing Sounds For Sleep

    Soothing Sounds To Help You Sleep

    Whether the silence is uncomfortable, your mind is buzzing, or external noise is keeping you up—these soothing sounds will help you sleep. Sound Machine These have been around forever and are…

  • How Much Do Your Really Need To Buy A Home

    How Much Do You Really Need To Buy A Home?

    Homeownership is still a cornerstone of the American Dream but the younger generations are waiting longer to buy. Why? The reasons range from waiting longer to marry and have kids to…

  • What Does Self-Love Look Like
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    What Does Self-Love Look Like?

    With a growing commitment to wellness you must incorporate self-love into your daily routine. But what does self-love look like? Intention The first thing is to be clear about what you…

  • Face Masks For Anti-Aging

    How To Use Face Masks For Anti-Aging

    With the versatile and growing selection of face masks you can find online and in-store, you can create an at-home beauty routine that minimizes your need for spa facials. Here’s how…