Metabolism is the process by which your body converts the calories into energy.  If you have been trying to shed a few extra pounds unsuccessfully, a sub-par metabolic rate could be the culprit. The good news is you can trick your body into burning calories more efficiently. By hitting the gym just a couple of times a week, for example, you’ll reverse 50% of the seemingly inevitable slow-down that comes with age.  There are other factors like diet, sleep and stress that often throw it out of gear. This handy infographic from Rockwell Nutrition illustrates the factors that affect metabolism and steps you could take to reverse the trend.   Silent Killers of Your Metabolism | Rockwell Nutrition

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