Slow Metabolism: 5 Reasons Why People Have Slow Metabolism(2023)

5 Reasons Why People Have Slow Metabolism

It can be quite frustrating to sweat it out and not achieve your weight loss goal quickly. It may be due to slow metabolism, which depends on factors, including genetics, age and muscle mass, says Dr Ankit Potdar, Consultant – General and Laparoscopic Surgery, SRV Hospitals, Goregaon, Maharashtra.

  • Genetics play a significant role, as some inherit a naturally slower metabolic rate. Certain genes can affect factors such as the efficiency of calorie burning or the functioning of thyroid hormones, which play a role in metabolism.
  • Age also contributes because metabolism tends to decrease with age, leading to slower calorie burning.
  • People with less muscle mass happen to burn fewer calories at rest.
  • Hormonal issues like hypothyroidism  can also slow down your metabolism.
  • Lifestyle factors such as a sedentary lifestyle and extreme calorie restriction can further slow metabolic rate.

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