5 Tips for Increasing Metabolism

Many people are keen on getting in shape, especially given the fact that obesity rates are on the rise across the globe. However, weight loss is not as easy as infomercials about miracle diets make it out to be. Indeed, there are false diet prophets everywhere but people who are serious about losing weight need to know that the only way to a healthier body is to sustain healthy eating and exercise habits over a long period of time—something that requires willpower and a positive system of beliefs.

There are many factors that contribute to people’s weight loss and weight gain and one of them is metabolism. Put very simply, metabolism is the daily amount of calories or energy the body needs in order to function. When the body takes in too many calories the body then gains weight.

People often talk about metabolism with regard to the rate at which the body burns the calories taken in. This is called the metabolic rate. People with a high metabolism burn calories faster and people with a low metabolism burn calories slower. The speed with which the body burns calories is typically an issue of genetic inheritance, but there are ways to speed it up naturally. Here are five ways to speed up the metabolism for weight loss purposes:

·         Exercise: regular exercise is the best way to keep the metabolism firing on all cylinders. Muscles use energy even when they are not active, and the more active they are, the more energy they burn and thus the speedier the metabolism.

·         Cardio: Honing in on exercise, cardio is a particularly effective way of keeping the metabolism running fast. This is because cardio doubles the amount of calories burned during a specific workout session. Aerobics, jogging, fast walking and swimming can thus make your body burn fat faster.

·         Eat frequently: That’s right, it is important to eat at regular intervals to keep the metabolism active and burning calories. Skipping meals, on the other hand, takes the body into starvation mode in which the metabolism slows way down to conserve calories.

·         Super food frenzy: lean proteins, green veggies, fruits, nuts, yogurt, Omega-3 fatty acids—all of these things help create lean muscle which in turn boosts the metabolism.

·         Sleep: depriving the body of sleep leads to a slow metabolism because the hormones and other systems get thrown out of whack. Stress levels increase as a result of sleep deprivation and this leads to both an appetite increase and a metabolism decrease.

The metabolism can be a friend to those seeking to lose weight, but there is no magic to it: no secret pill, special milkshake or other quick fix will suddenly speed up the metabolism for good. The best way to keep the metabolism running is to follow the steps above—natural steps that lead to a healthier body and happier mind.

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