8. Drink more water
70% of the Earth is water as is 60% of your body. Still, water (along with sleep) is another thing we take for granted. Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to speed up your digestion, burn calories, and improve your metabolism. The recommended minimum is 8 glasses a day, but drinking more definitely does not hurt. Studies show that downing 6 cups of cold water a day can raise your resting metabolism, burn extra calories and lead to a possible weight loss of 5 pounds a year! 5 pounds a year from just drinking cold water- it doesn’t get easier than that. Your body not only burns more calories raising the temperature of the water, but water also fills you up, decreases your hunger, and makes you eat less. Water is the secret to life, and to your metabolism.