Metabolism is the system by which everything you eat and drink is transformed into energy. Sometimes this system can go faster or, vice versa, slower than it should, leading to weight gain. To prevent this, there are several ways to bring your body back into balance.
Here are 6 easy ways to increase your metabolism.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep 8 hours a day. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body reserves energy and performs its functions slowly. Sleeping properly guarantees health and physical well-being.
Eat Plenty of Protein at Every Meal
Some studies have shown that protein can increase post-meal calorie burn by up to 35%. So try adding healthy protein to every dish, like avocados, lean meat or poultry, dairy, fish, nuts, and beans.
Do a High-Intensity Workout
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) involves quick and very intense bursts of activity.
It can help you burn more fat by increasing your metabolic rate, even after your workout has finished.
This effect is believed to be greater for HIIT than for other types of exercise. What’s more, HIIT has also been shown to help you burn fat.
Drink Coffee and Green tea
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and a daily dose can activate the metabolism between 5 and 8%. And the same goes for tea. According to a Japanese study, this drink can speed up metabolism by 12%. Researchers believe that the antioxidants in tea, called catechin, provide this boost, although they also emphasize that it may be temporary.
Lift Heavy Things
Lifting weight also increases calorie burn long after training. Of course, it depends a lot on the kilos that are used. According to one study, people who alternate heavier dumbbells and short breaks between exercises increase their metabolic burn by up to 452 calories in the next 24 hours. However, those who use lighter weights and take longer breaks only burn 98 calories in the same period.
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Drink More Cold Water
Drinking 1.5 liters of cold water a day can help you burn more calories. And why cold? According to German researchers, the body’s work to heat all that water helps speed up metabolism.
None of this should become an obsession. Go include these habits in your daily routine and gently turn them into a very healthy way of life. Your metabolism will start to work on its own and it will do the rest. If you see that you may have some type of disorder in it, always consult a specialist since this system’s diseases must be treated and combined with adequate nutrition and exercise.