What is metabolism?
The term metabolism, also known as metabolism, is understood to mean the totality of biochemical processes that occur in the cells of the body and that provide energy for vital processes and for the synthesis of new organic substances. Our body needs this energy to function, from physical exercise to thinking to growth. In short: metabolism ensures that we are able to live and perform. Nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, which he absorbs through food, are highly involved in metabolism. But external factors such as temperature and hormones also affect our metabolism.
The extent of metabolic activity varies from person to person. Since the metabolism uses food as fuel, people with a fast metabolism can eat whatever they want without gaining weight, while people with a slow metabolism have to work harder to maintain or lose weight. These signs tell you about a slow metabolism.
4 indicates that the metabolism is too slow
1. Weight gain
In addition to an improper diet and lack of physical activity, a slowed metabolism can also contribute to weight gain. When your body slows the conversion of calories, you burn fewer calories from the same amount of food each day. As a result, your body stores more fat. This is often due to hypothyroidism which causes a slow metabolism.
2. Lethargy and chronic fatigue
If you’re constantly feeling tired and drained, even after you’ve had a good night’s sleep, your slow metabolism could be to blame. When your metabolism falters, your energy levels drop, too.
3. Dry, cracked skin
The same hormones that keep your skin and nails healthy also control your metabolic processes. With a sluggish metabolism, the cells in the body are not uniformly active as they should be. The skin can be dry, itchy, oily, or hair loss.
Frequent headaches, sudden pain, or severe migraines can be a sign that your metabolism is too slow. It could also be caused by unexplained hypothyroidism. To learn more about hypothyroidism, see our article Underactive Thyroid: 6 Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
You can find out how to boost your metabolism again in our article: Stimulating Metabolism: These 4 tips will help you