3 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
Metabolism is an on-going process by which the body converts food into energy allowing your body to function.
Your body needs energy for all its “hidden” functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells even when you’re at rest. The number of calories your body uses to carry out these basic functions is known as your basal metabolic rate — also known as metabolism.
There are several factors which can determine your individual basal metabolism, including:
- Body size and composition – People who are larger or have more muscle can burn more calories.
- Gender – Men usually have lesser body fat and more muscle than do women of the same age and weight
- Age – The older you are, the amount of muscle tends to decrease and fat accounts for more of your weight, slowing down calorie burning.
When working at its best, metabolism can turn the body into a fast-paced calorie-burning machine. Here are 3 easy ways that can help you crank up that machine, and some of the best Sunrider products that can provide your body additional support:
1. Wake up earlier
Getting out of bed earlier gives you extra time to work out and eat a healthy breakfast. These two activities – nutrition and exercise are the fundamental principles to rev up your metabolism.
2. Drink high-antioxidant beverages
Green tea has one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. Catechins, a type of flavonoid that protects the body from free radicals and contributes to overall health, is found in green tea.
3. Avoid fad diets
Cutting too many calories sends the wrong message to the body, which instead of burning fat, the body will store the fat to conserve energy in your body. So to boost your metabolism, don’t eat less, eat right.