If you know someone who can seemingly eat anything and stay slim, chances are they have a high metabolism. While it is true that metabolism is largely determined by genetics, age and gender, there are specific things you do to give it a boost. Try these tips to rev up your internal engine, jump-start a weight loss plan or maintain a healthy weight.
Weight and Your Health
Being overweight can hurt. Carrying extra pounds puts added stress on your joints and that can cause your bone-cushioning cartilage to wear down, your ligaments to become strained and, as a result, you find yourself in constant pain.
While it’s true that genetics play a part, your metabolism is not predetermined—lifestyle affects it, too. Understanding what metabolism is and how yours works is the first step in doing what you can to maximize its potential.