Beacon Health & Fitness Granger

3221 Beacon Parkway
Granger, IN 46530

Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

(574) 647-8460

Give us a try and experience the Beacon difference for yourself

Stop by one of our Membership Offices or Information Desks to purchase your VIP Guest Pass today! The pass is good for a one time use of any of our three locations.

Metabolism Matters

There are several factors that influence your metabolism.

  • Some people have a higher metabolic rate thanks to their genes.
  • Muscles burn three times more calories than fat even when you’re sleeping, so the proportion of muscle to fat changes your metabolic rate.
  • Age makes a difference because the body loses muscle mass with aging, which slows down metabolism.
  • When you don’t consume enough calories to support your minimum energy needs, your metabolism slows down by up to 30 percent.
  • When the thyroid gland doesn’t produce the right amount of hormones, metabolic rate may drop by 30 to 40 percent.
  • Gender: Men generally burn more calories at rest than women
  • Individuals with a lower body fat percentage have a higher metabolic rate.
  • Individuals with more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate.
  • Diet: A restrictive, low-calorie diet can cause a person’s metabolic rate to decrease by as much as twenty-percent.
  • Exercise: Exercise helps to raise a person’s metabolic rate through building muscle tissue, and influences their body weight by burning calories.