Burning calories doesn’t just happen when you exercise—you burn calories every minute as your body keeps you alive, says Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., CSCS*D, associate professor and director of the applied physiology laboratory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as previously mentioned. Here Andrea Downey, Digital Health reporter, TheSun.co.uk, reflects on the struggles short girls have to lose weight:
“JUST when you thought life was already unfair enough for short girls.
You struggle to reach the top shelf, can’t find jeans that aren’t too long and now it turns out it’s harder for you to lose weight.
And an ever bigger kick in the, well, stomach? Taller girls can lose the same amount of weight much faster.
So while you may be struggling to shed five pounds before summer, your 5″10 friend will just shake it off like it’s no big deal.
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It all comes down to your metabolism, according to Craig Primack of the Obesity Medicine Association.
“Short women have slower metabolisms,” he told Cosmopolitan.
“The average woman has a basal metabolic rate (BMR) of 1,400 calories per day.
“That means, if she lays in bed for 24 hours, she will burn 1,400 calories.
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“But I see women who are shorter than 5 feet with BMRs of 1,200 calories, and some who are 5’10” or so at 1,750 or more per day.”
Your BMR is the number of calories your body needs to survive each day – it is essentially what you would burn if you did nothing but rest for 24 hours.
In a nutshell, your body needs calories to function properly and cutting out calories unnecessarily is not healthy for your body and won’t help you maintain weight loss in the long term.
“A lot of people blame excess weight on having a slower metabolism,” nutritionist Helen Bond told The Sun Online.
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“We all have slightly different metabolisms so it’s important to keep it revved up so we are burning calories.”
And the more lean muscle you have the faster your metabolism is.
The reason shorter women have a slower metabolism is they tend to have less lean mass, which also includes your bones, organs and connective tissues.
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Plus, if you are shorter you tend to have less muscles mass, purely because it doesn’t take as much muscle to get you around.
Life really is unfair sometimes.
But there are ways you can trick your metabolism into running a little faster.”
To stay healthy, there are specific steps to follow that’ll increase life expectancy. For example, exercise, which is considered one way to extend life. The Body Reboot book reveals how a low carb, high fat diet can improve health. Keep reading to learn about additional ways to increase life expectancy and improve your health.
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