In short, yes. Our metabolism naturally slows down as we age. This makes it easier for us to gain a few extra kilos of weight and much harder to loose them.
But did you know, that staying active can help to prevent this drop. If you are able to keep active and have good muscle mass then your resting metabolism is increased - which is the amount of calories that are burned when you are resting or asleep.
Activities that you could try to help prevent your metabolism slowing down include weight training, high intensity interval training, like running on the beach for periods of time and ensuring that you eat a healthy diet which includes protein.
If you have any questions feel free to pop by and see me in clinic.
Take care and stay healthy 😘
Dr Nora 💉
WARNING: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, light-headedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath, stop exercising and seek immediate help.
With summer well and truly in full swing make sure you always remain sun smart.
We’re very fortunate that in this part of the world we have glorious sunshine but remember the UV index is at an all time high with average readings over 10. Exposure to such high levels can lead to ageing of the skin, which means wrinkles, but more importantly it increases your chance of developing nasty skin cancer. So this summer, stay sun smart and regularly apply sunblock at least spf 30+ as well as popping on a hat, sunnies and protective clothing.
Why not kick start the new year with a health check. Checking your blood pressure is a great start. Having a high blood pressure often comes with little to no symptoms, but the risks of having a serious medical condition such as a heart attack or stroke are increased.
The good news is, if you do have high blood pressure this can be managed through lifestyle changes and medication bringing your risk down.
To find out more information or to book for an appointment, head over to drnora.com.