Something as simple as getting old is associated with decline of metabolic rate of the body in men and women. However, there are multiple everyday activities that drastically impact the metabolism negatively. Removing these activities from your daily lifestyle can help you reap rewards of a faster metabolism; benefits like quicker fat burning, hormonal balance and mood elevation.
Eating a nutritious breakfast is a good way to start your day. Metabolism slows down during sleep, eating when you wake up can give the metabolism a push-start, and can help you burn more calories throughout the day.
Eating the wrong breakfast
Simply eating anything for breakfast may not be the answer you’re looking for. Grabbing a coffee and a donut on your way to work will do you no good. It’s important to keep a nutritionally balanced breakfast with enough protein and fibre to keep you going for the day. Breakfasts with eggs, yogurt and whole-wheat breads/toasts can be great for burning calories throughout the day.
Sitting too much
People having a desk job are often limited to their laptops or files on an office table. For a healthy metabolism it is important to get up and stretch for 2 minutes after every 1 hour. This keeps a healthy amount of blood flowing in the body, and keeps the metabolism active. Having a lazy day affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat.
Neglecting strength training
When you do HIIT and resistance-based workouts, your calorie burn stays elevated for at least the next 18 hours. Strength training is a key component of faster metabolism because it is directly linked to muscle mass. The more active muscle tissue you have, the higher your metabolic rate.
Not enough protein
Protein feeds the muscle and is an integral component to sustain a healthy weight. Eating insufficient amount of protein can result in muscle loss and fat retention in the body. Protein requires a heavy amount of energy to break down compared to carbs or fat, so the body burns more calories during digestion.