Maintaining a high metabolic rate is essential in ensuring your body is healthy, and your body processes run as smoothly as they should. As you grow older, it is highly likely that you will experience a reduced rate of metabolism which may result into weight gain and low energy levels. Therefore, you need to find effective ways to restore energy and induce weight loss so as to keep fit and boost your body’s functions. Here are five simple ways you can achieve this without having to sweat too much or using too much time.
Engage in activities that have an effect of converting the fat in your body into muscle. Try lifting up heavy objects once in a while, for example, using weights in the gym to build up your muscles. This not only gets rid of the excess fat which may prove unhealthy in the long run, but it also improves your cardiovascular functions hence better blood flow within your body parts. In fact, it is this increased blood circulation that provides the required energy for your body to go about normal daily activities. Consult an expert on the best exercises that can make your strength training more successful in boosting your metabolism; and adhere to your prescribed plan without fail.
The secret to having high metabolism is to stay active throughout. This means that you should perform activities that require a lot of energy whenever you can; take the stairs, do small exercises when on your desk (if you have a desk job); take as many walks as you can and jog for at least thirty minutes every day. Make sure that you are always on the move especially if your work involves being at a stationary position all the time. This enhances the use of body energy in powering your muscles, so you end up having a high metabolic rate to provide this much needed energy. Any small activity that will burn your calories is definitely worth your time.
Have a nutritional plan that includes a lot of protein and fibre, essentially foods that require a lot of energy to digest. Consume high fibre cereal during breakfast in order to keep your body energized and active throughout the day, and include Greek yoghurt and lean meat in your meals. Have fruits such as avocados, berries, oranges and grapefruit. They have nutrients that facilitate and speed up metabolism in the body hence provide the required energy content. Being selective on the type of foods you should eat is not enough; make sure that you have many small meals within short periods, as this will keep your body systems working even when at rest. Opting to have green juice as part of your diet is a great option that will make you feel healthier.
Consider using hot sauce or spice made from peppers in your foods. Most types of peppers (both hot and sweet) contain the nutrient capsaicin which is responsible for the heat and high energy levels experienced during and after consumption. Being accessory ingredients in food, peppers and hot sauce can be used on any type of food as per your preference and tolerance, and is a great way to make your meals taste better while revving up your metabolic functions.
Take as much time to rest as you can. Go to bed early especially if you have spent a better part of your day doing high energy activities like lifting weights and moving all over. Good, uninterrupted sleep promotes recovering and rebuilding of the whole body system, and consequently, the metabolic cells are able to function much better afterwards. Indeed, such a relaxing way to enhance your metabolic rate.