10 Factors That Slow Your Metabolism to a Crawl

Find out the factors that may cause a sluggish metabolism.

10 Factors That Slow Your Metabolism to a Crawl

By Reina Berger

If you want to keep your metabolism revved up, it’s important to get an adequate amount of sleep, exercise, and water and to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. But on the quest for a speedier metabolism, there are certain roadblocks you should avoid to ensure you don’t do any unintentional harm. Here are 10 factors that may play a role in your metabolism function.


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Age

As you age, your metabolic rate generally slows down, partly due to a loss of muscle tissue, but also because of hormonal and neurological changes. The older you get, the more important it is to exercise and be mindful of what you eat to stay healthy in the years ahead.