You like it or not, but exercise provides a lot more than you can think of. Yes, it’s true!
Hold on to your seats, while, we are unraveling the secret to boost your metabolism, for that crazy energy you’ve been looking for all this time.
Metabolism is a process which includes all the tasks your body requires to process food into energy, to keep you going throughout the day. Various health parameters like age, sex, and genes affect your metabolism’s sluggishness or speed. Also, conditions like thyroid can decrease your metabolic rate.
Why Exercise for Metabolism?
The muscle cells need more energy than the fat cells even when you are not exercising, so you are burning calories even when not in use. Any type of exercise like Zumba, running or even pool exercises can burn calories. The best idea is to oscillate between high intensity and low-intensity workout to add more challenges making it more exciting & rewarding for you.
Focus on your muscles
Muscles need more calories so strengthening your muscles will turn your body into a calorie burner. Lifting weights can build muscles, and it is good for your heart, bones, and mood as it releases dopamine, a feel-good hormone.
Try aerobic exercises
They won’t build muscles, but when it comes to boosting your metabolism, it shoots your metabolic rate through the roof, because high-intensity training provides more hike in metabolic rate than some other low or moderate intensity workouts. There is n number of fun exercises to break your everyday monotony and burn more calories than a usual boring workout.
According to stats from the National Weight Control Registry, people who want to keep off the weight exercise for 45 to 60 minutes a day and daily exercise can revamp your metabolism to burn more fat.
Few points to ponder to increase metabolism:
- Stay hydrated, drink at least eight glasses of water to burn more calories, or you can also munch in some fruits that naturally contain water
- Don’t eat after a long gap, instead eat small quantity meals every 3 to 4 hours which keeps your metabolism active
- Your body burns more calorie while burning protein, so consume more of protein such as lean beef, turkey, fish, white meat chicken, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products and see noticeable changes on the weight scale
- Say no to crash diets as they try to create a calorie deficit that does drop some pounds, but it comes at the cost of incomplete nutrition. Moreover, the side effects of going for some yo-yo diet are slow metabolism, which results in losing muscle that further slows it down.
So, from now on, you know how to increase metabolism and lose more calories than ever before.
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