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Boost Your Metabolism


As we get older, unfortunately, our metabolisms slow down. And though we can’t control the aging process of life, the good news is that research has found ways to rev up that metabolism of ours, despite aging. We need to focus on the following 5 Metabolism Revving Factors that will keep your metabolism running. Try sticking to them on a daily basis.

1. EAT ENOUGH Of course if you “over eat”, you will not do your body any justice. It’s not about over eating; it’s about listening to your bodies hunger cues, and eating when you’re actually hungry. But on the flipside, not eating enough stops your metabolism from revving it’s engine. Eat just enough so that you’re not hungry, but also not overdoing it. Opt for 3 meals a day, with small snacks in between. Your metabolism loves small frequent meals.

2. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST

By eating breakfast- the most important meal of the day, you immediately jump-start that metabolism of yours. Even if you aren’t feeling hungry in the AM, eating something as light as a yogurt, a boiled egg, a piece of fruit, or some nuts can do the trick.

3. DRINK COFFEE & TEA

Did you know that caffeine is actually a stimulant? It can actually speed up your metabolism 5-8%! And a cup of brewed caffeinated tea can raise your metabolism up to 12%. Drink that cup of Joe or Tea!

4.H2O Drinking 6-8 cups of cold water a day (64 ounces) will raise your resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. This is a result from the work it takes your actual body to heat the water to body temperature. Cool fact!

5. EXERCISE

So basic. So vital. Even if it’s just 15 minutes a day. Exercise revs up your metabolism so quickly and effectively. Refer to Effective Exercises for some ideas. Don’t have much time but really want to get that metabolism running, and nail down all these 5? Try small exercises, like stretching your legs, taking the stairs, jumping jacks, or some sit-ups. They’re just as effective.

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