Our metabolism is set up to help us feel our best, work at our best energy level, and inspire us to inspire others when it is working at an optimal level. Metabolism sets the foundation for all life-sustaining chemical transformations that occur throughout our bodies. Some quick lifestyle changes can increase your metabolism and in essence make your body run more resourcefully so that you can get healthier, fitter, and happier faster! If These tips that I have provided below does not mean that you can’t look into alternative methods. These are just starting points. When it comes to your health, it is important to do as much research as you can to make sure you are taking the right steps forward. Companies like Fitness Edge would be a good shout to look into if you are serious about improving your metabolism.
Follow these 5 tips below to boost your metabolism:
Say Yes to Green Tea
While a cup of coffee a day may ultimately be good for boosting metabolism to an extent, green tea has greater boosting quality powers, if you will. It contains catechins which is an antioxidant that activates a release of fat from fat cells which enhances the liver’s ability to speed up the process of turning fat into energy. So if you are interested in a simple yet effective fat burning strategy with minimal effort, go grab a cup of green tea!
Get your omega-3’s in your diet
Omega 3 fatty acids are in certain foods (fish oil, salmon, herring, flaxseed oil, eggs) that increase metabolism and reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection or bacteria. Taking omega-3 rich food might help regulate digestion and even balance blood sugar.
Sweat it out! Get your workouts going
Get to the gym or if you can’t, simply go for a run, a bike ride, and get your cardio on. The best workouts for weight loss and increased metabolism are a mix between cardio and weight training. Working out improves circulation within the body, thus it has the ability to lower cholesterol. Try taking a long walk and include sprints of running followed by walking again without fully stopping to increase your stamina.
Water, water, water
Water is one of the most basic elements of life and yet we as a society seem to be dehydrated. Dehydration leads to weak kidneys and therefore they cannot filter out properly or eliminate efficiently. You can even get constipated and your digestion can suffer. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Divide it: 2 cups every morning, 2 cups after a workout, 2 cups while at work, 1 cup before dinner, and 1 cup before bed. Your body will thank you.
Garlic is your best friend
Garlic might make you squirm if you don’t eat it often and only have vague memories of that powerful stench. However, garlic supports blood-sugar metabolism and helps control lipid levels in the blood. This means it can help reduce fat within the body all the while boosting the immune system and combating inflammation. So go ahead and add some garlic cloves to your daily meals.
The take away is simple: drink more water, eat more healthy fats with garlic on the side and green tea as the preferred drink, and have a great workout after to boost your metabolism!