10 Proven Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

What is your Metabolism?

Your metabolism is all the chemical processes that occur within your body that are keeping you alive- not the number of calories you burn. Nowadays, however, ‘metabolism’ has become synonymous for your metabolic rate, which is the amount of calories you burn. Having a higher metabolism means that you are burning more calories. This makes it easier to lose weight and keep it off- meaning that doughnut you decided to indulge in won’t be the end of the world.

Our size, gender, genetics, and age all play a part in our metabolic rate, but there are ways that we can control it. Here are 10 scientifically proven ways to improve your metabolism, and keep your body burning like a high performing furnace.

1. Kick your workout into high gear with interval training

If you want to see the results, you’ve got to put in the work. While regular aerobic exercise is still good for you, if you really want to improve your metabolism try high intensity interval training. Whether it’s by signing up for a HIIT class or just changing the way you do your usual aerobic exercise, interval training is a fat-burning work out. This is the sort of workout you may hate while you’re in it, but your body, and your metabolism, will thank you for later.

What to do: Add 30 seconds intervals of high speed to your usual running or biking routine followed by a period of rest. If you do this six to ten times during your workout, you can increase the intensity and time, as you get better.
HIIT Routine Infographic

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