Category Archives: Metabolic Age Testing

Body Composition / Metabolic Analysis

Gone are the days of letting that number on the bathroom scale have the last word on your health and fitness. Throw those cheap bathroom scales out the window and stick to your body composition measurements!

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Which would you prefer?? Losing a stone and dropping 2 clothes sizes or losing 2 stone and dropping 1 clothes size? Or dropping your metabolic age by 10 years?

One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions

In the fitness world, the statement, “muscle weighs more than fat” is habitually tossed back and forth. It just does not make sense because one pound is one pound. Where the confusion comes in is that muscle and fat differ in density and one pound of muscle occupies less space (volume) than one pound of fat.

The key to sustainable weight loss (as opposed to the “yoyo” weight loss and weight gain of trendy weight loss fads) is a high resting metabolic rate and balanced nutrition

High Resting Metabolic Rate

The calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters. By your mid-30s, most people still look young, but are already experiencing the BIG Three of aging: deteriorating lean muscle mass, worsening posture, and crumbling joints. Hence the value of strength training 3 times a week for 30 minutes using the 24Fit Workout with the additional benefits of flexibility training and improvements to posture. Plus your favourite cardio activity such as dancing, walking, swimming etc

Balanced Nutrition

To lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you expend, your active metabolic rate. However, that is reducing calories BUT WITHOUT LOSING LEAN MUSCLE, measured by your resting metabolic rate, otherwise you are in worse situation than when you started.

To help preserve muscle mass, aim for at least 15 grams of protein at every meal, the amount of protein is personalised to the individual. If you don’t maintain good levels of macro and micro nutrients, you may find you are never satisfied after eating, or still lack energy, making you reach for products such as sugary drinks, biscuits or other unhealthy snacks. These foods can cause an energy spike (rise in blood sugar) followed by an energy crash (fall in blood sugar), which leads to further fatigue and hunger. Skipping meals, especially breakfast may seem like a good way to cut calories, but it can leave you feeling tired and hungry long before your next meal. Hence taking a Herbalife Formula 1 Shake for breakfast…is a great place to start.

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Whats Your Metabolic Age?

Have you seen facebook posts from friends, saying they are working their butts off in the gym and not making progress? Maybe they’ve ignored their nutrition programme or the bathroom scales just dont reflect the progress they are making.

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Are you making progress with your nutrition programme? Are you creating a deficit in calories from your active metabolic rate, whilst still maintaining good levels of macro and micro nutrients? Getting at least 15g of protein per meal, the actual amount personalised to your height/weight? Using your Herbalife Formula 1 shake for breakfast? Finding alternatives to carb based snacks with those sugar highs and lows. Eating protein with every snack etc etc. In summary, its not just about counting calories its about balanced nutrition.

The next step? Sorting out your exercise programme? Many people say that, as they age, they eat and exercise the same amount but still gain weight. One of the main causes of this is loss of muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. Strength training preserves and even increases muscle mass, keeping metabolism at a high level. One option is to use the resistance bands within the 24 Fit workout so you get into an routine of strength training 3 times a week. In summmary, the calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters.

Metabolic Analysis

Metabolic testing unlocks the secrets held in the individual physiology of each of our clients and is crucial to our success in helping people of all ages and abilities reach peak fitness and optimum body weight. It reflects the progress you are making with losing fat and gaining lean muscle.

If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, then it’s time to change your lifestyle! It means you have less muscle mass, more fat, are probably less active, and therefore can consume fewer calories. A metabolic age that is substantially lower than your chronological age means, compared to the average person in your age group, you have more muscle mass, less fat, are probably more active, and therefore can consume more calories.

Metabolic age can give you greater insight into your health habits and can help put you in charge of your health and well-being. Let’s face it – feeling a little younger than our years is a state of being that many of us aspire to. Being motivated by reaching a younger metabolic age could help get you there.

Wellness Coaching can help you get there, 1.Nutrition 2. Exercise 3. Metabolic age analysis 4. Challenges 5. Education, advice and support.

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