Category Archives: Body Composition Analysis

Metabolism And Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight or just wanting to maintain your body weight as you age, increasing your metabolic rate (the amount of energy expended per day) is the key to sustainable weight loss. Many diet and fitness experts will have you believe that the key to weight loss is burning more calories in harder and harder workouts, and/or by imposing drastically reduced caloric diets. Both approaches are flawed and dangerous to your health. Only a sustainable increase in your daily metabolic rate will achieve permanent weight loss. There are many ways to give your metabolism a boost – including exercising at the right intensity, eating right, and putting on more muscle.

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“Aerobic exercise” also known as fat burning exercise is low intensity activity that allows your body to combining oxygen with the nutrients in your body to burn fat as fuel. During aerobic exercise you teach your body to burn fat as the primary energy source. Most sedentary people have a carbohydrate dependent metabolism. However, fat is a much more efficient fuel providing more energy than carbohydrates per gram. And who doesn’t want to burn more fat?

STRENGTH TRAINING

Additionally, strength training with weights or other forms of resistance will increase muscle mass. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat; therefore the more lean body mass you have the higher your metabolism will be. Incorporating a sound weight training plan to your routine will significantly speed up the weight loss process….

What Metabolic Analysis Can Do For You?

Metabolic Analysis Included in Your Personalised Programme

If you want your workouts to be 100% productive, and your nutrition tailored to your personal physiology, then all your health and fitness efforts should begin with 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.

Without this testing, all other exercise and nutrition programs are based on a guess when it comes to the calories you require each day to reach your goals.

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Resting Metabolic Rate Test

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. Your resting metabolic rate, or the calories you burn throughout every minute of the day, is much more important for weight management than the calories you burn while exercising. The term “metabolic refers” to how your body makes energy. Your resting metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories to run your bodily functions at rest.

Many clients come to us in frustration because they have reduced their calorie intake and increased their training, but are still unable to achieve the body they desire. At this point, they are consuming fewer calories than their body needs for basic systems function, forcing their metabolism to slow to an idle to conserve every calorie consumed. The result is a sluggish metabolism that stores fat instead of burning it for energy. With the information gleaned from this test, we can accurately prescribe for you the quantity of calories you need in order to keep your metabolism revving all day long. The result is less body fat and more energy.

How to boost your metabolic rate?

Strength training 3 times a week for 30 mins the options of which are: 1. At the gym using equipment. 2. At 24FitCamp using own body weight. 3. At home with the 24Fit Workout using resistance bands and dumbbells, plus your favourite cardio exercise such as  walking, cycling , Zumba and swimming. And getting the right amount of protein to preserve and improve lean muscle mass. Contact us for more details.

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Metabolic Age Gives Insight Into Your Health Habits

Gone are the days of letting that number on the bathroom scale have the last word on your health and fitness. And BMI is less than useful.

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. Or if higher than ….you have less muscle mass, more fat, are probably less active, and therefore can consume fewer 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.

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Strength training 3 times a week plus your favourite cardio activity and the Herbalife Meal Replacement programme will help you transition from where you are to where you need to get to. Start each day with a healthy breakfast shake, for example.

For weight control we may require nutrition that Is calorie controlled, providing a balance of nutrients without excess calories. Has good levels of protein and fibre to help us feel fuller for longer. Helps to regulate energy levels to avoid the energy peaks and troughs that can lead to unhealthy diet choices and poor nutrition.

And as we’ve said before don’t skip your protein shake after you exercise and think that you’ll save calories! A shake after training (min 10g of protein) accelerates lean muscle growth, which in turn revs your metabolism and burns more fat, and speeds up recovery. It also can prevent you from feeling deeply ravenous and overeating later on. Exercise and nutrition working together to get the best results. That’s #24fit

Contact us for a metabolic age test.

Metabolic Age Testing

What is metabolic age? Is it possible that you could be younger or older than your chronological age?  Gone are the days of letting that number on the bathroom scale have the last word on your health and fitness.

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.

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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. Or if higher than ….you have less muscle mass, more fat, are probably less active, and therefore can consume fewer calories…

Seeing an improvement in your metabolic age motivates you to continue with your ‘”24Fit – Get Active, Eat Right, And Stay Healthy’ programme.

Contact us for a free metabolic age and body composition test. Bring your friends its fun and see who has the lowest metabolic age…

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