You never hear children complain about their metabolism. It seems that once you near 35, the word “metabolism” enters your vocabulary and it’s usually preceded by the word “low” or “slow”. You start saying things like “I can’t eat like I use to…” or “Now I just look at food and put on weight”. How many of us have ever used that phrase?
Why is it that metabolism and fat loss seems to get more difficult with age? Well, it seems that a certain hormone deficiency may be to blame…
Growth hormone – The Fat Loss Hormone Unmasked
Human Growth Hormone, HGH for short, is a substance produced by the body that is responsible for many important roles including growth and repair. One other important benefit of growth hormone is fat loss. No hormone appears to be more beneficial to the metabolism of fat. As we age, we seem to lose the ability to produce growth hormone and as these levels drop certain signs of aging begin to rear their ugly head. Such signs of aging include:
All of these signs of aging can be positively impacted if we can enhance the body’s ability to produce more growth hormone.
Phil Campbell, author of the book Ready, Set, Go!, suggests that the primary goal of exercise should be to promote growth hormone production.
How do we increase growth hormone naturally?
Dr. Ray Hinish is a nutritional pharmacist, certified personal trainer, & certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach. He currently practices in Baltimore, MD, where he owns and operates a wellness center and natural foods restaurant. His mission is to help folks to live their health potential so that they can pursue their passions with confidence and endless supplies of energy!