7 Tips for Boosting Your Metabolic Rate

Top 7 Tips for Boosting Your Metabolic Rate


1. Vary Your Exercise Routine

When you use the same muscle groups repeatedly doing the same exercise, the body adjusts and burns fewer calories. So, surprise the body and engage in different activities and utilize different muscle groups. Your body will reward you with a better metabolic rate.


2. Build Muscle Mass

Strength training builds lean muscle tissue, which burns more calories at work or at rest, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


3. Do Not Skip Meals or Drastically Reduce Your Caloric Intake

If your body senses that food is in short supply, it will slow your metabolism to conserve energy.


4. Increase the Amount of Protein in your Diet

Most researchers agree that protein helps to stabilize the secretion of insulin into your blood stream, a process that can affect metabolism. The average person would benefit from protein intake at a minimum of 70 grams or higher each day.


5. Increase Movement in Daily Lifestyle

The more you move, the more you burn! You can actually make a significant addition to the number of calories you burn each day by relatively minor changes in lifestyle.


6. Go For an Evening Walk

Although exercising any time is good for you, evening activity may be particularly beneficial. Many people's metabolism slows down toward the end of the day. Thirty minutes of aerobic activity before dinner increases your metabolic rate and may keep it elevated for another two or three hours.


7. Get Adequate Sleep

According to researchers at the University of Chicago, women who got less than four hours of sleep per night had a slower metabolism than those who slept for a full eight hours.


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