Are you looking to alter or maintain your body weight this summer? If so, you may want to consider setting a metabolic weight loss goal. Metabolic weight loss involves understanding and altering your body’s metabolism. We here at Merritt Athletic Clubs can help you do both.
Metabolism is the biochemical process by which the human body transforms calories into energy. In order to alter it, you need to take into account your basal metabolic rate, thermogenesis needs and physical activity level. Basal metabolic rate and thermogenesis collectively refer to the amount of energy that a person needs to sustain life (i.e. brain function, breathing and digesting food). Understandably, physical activity involves both planned exercise and routine activities (i.e. cleaning house and mowing grass).
Although each person’s metabolic weight loss needs will vary, there are several general rules of thumb to keep in mind. For starters, it is typically a good idea to stay hydrated and get the proper amount of sleep each day. Eating small, lean protein rich meals throughout the day tends to be advantageous as well. It is said to help rev up your body’s thermogenesis needs.
Other nutritional activities that may prove to be helpful are taking supplements (i.e. fish oil, iron, ECGC and calcium) and eating organic foods. Of course before altering your diet with supplements its best to consult with your primary care physician.
When it comes to achieving metabolic weight loss goals, engaging in a daily exercise routine that includes at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise may also be beneficial. It, coupled with strength training activities, should help to alter your body’s metabolism. That’s where our services can truly come in handy.
Merritt Athletic Clubs offers easy access to the following key components of a metabolic weight loss plan:
Opportunities to engage in individual and team sports
Weight loss clubs and organized fitness challenges
Lifestyle and Weight Management Counselors
TRX suspension training
For more information about metabolic weight loss and how Merritt Athletic Clubs can help you achieve your goals, contact us.