One of the reasons that you don’t hear the “Retired” word any more whenever AARP is discussed is that the organization realized that most people are not retiring at age 50, when they are eligible to join.

In fact, many of us are not officially retiring at traditional retirement age, either. 

We might be “semi-retired,” working part-time, volunteering, or maybe we just love working and never want to slow down.

But our metabolism does slow down, regardless, and so we do have to work even harder to keep muscle mass.

There seems to be a rising interest in boosting metabolism these days. Many want to super-charge their energy levels or get help with health and weight loss goals. 

But what is metabolism really, and is it difficult to improve?

Metabolism occurs in every cell of our body. It’s a series of chemical processes that turn the calories we eat into the fuel that keeps us alive. 

However, the word metabolism is often used for the term metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you burn. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) measures how many calories we burn while at rest. 

Even while sleeping, the body is busy converting food into energy, using up our calories to keep us breathing, circulating blood, grow and repair all our cells, digest food and keep all major organs functioning.

Why bother to boost?

Are you satisfied with the amount of sleep you get every night? Five hours of sleep each night could be a pipe dream for new parents while others may need a full eight-plus hours of shut-eye just to function.

Sleep quality involves many issues, including how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times you wake up throughout the night, and how rested you feel when you wake up in the morning.

But did you know that while our awareness shuts down during sleep, our brain and body do not? Many processes work hard through the night since sleep provides major restoration to the body’s cells and tissues, helping them to recover from day-to-day wear and tear.

Being stuck with overweight can feel like a curse, and it's a condition shared by many. In fact, the U.S. obesity rate now tops 40 percent!

We all want to look our best, and we don’t want to feel “fat,” increase our health risks or shorten our lifespan.  

We may have munched (or nibbled) our way through every fad diet, often more than once. 

And we now know, without a shadow of a doubt, that conventional pound-watching and fast-slimming diets do not work. 

Not only do they not work, but it’s so frustrating to put so much effort into losing just a few pounds, only to have it bounce right back when the diet is over. 

Why does this happen?

Why 95% of diets fail and how you can succeed with a metabolic master reset

“Fat destroyed my life.” 

Sounds like something from “The Biggest Loser” TV show? We’re exaggerating here to make a point: You do not want that to be the name of a reality show that ever is, or ever was, about your life.

The fact is, being overweight or obese jacks up your risk for a whole bunch of diseases and conditions. And the more you weigh, the more likely you are to be saddled with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and even certain cancers.

The other side of the coin is that a healthy weight offers a lot of benefits. It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, and others, helps you feel good about yourself and gives you more energy to enjoy the things you love.

And a healthy weight can be achieved by a good diet, exercise, and the right nutritional supplement, such as Almased! More on that in a minute….