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9 Metabolism Boosting Tips

While it’s common knowledge that exercise can and does increase your metabolism, there are some forms of exercise a lot more better than others. Plus factors outside your workout that can help you boot your metabolism even more. Increasing your metabolism correctly can promote fat loss and lead to a healthier you. Here are 9 tips on boosting your metabolism.

Resistance Training
Challenging your body with strength training exercises such as Push Ups, Squat Jumps and Burpees is a great way to work on boosting your metabolism. Why? You’re building lean muscle by performing these exercises which causes a lot more expenditure of energy in comparison to steady state cardio like jogging or even machine exercises. Increase this expenditure even more by adding weights to your program or making your exercises more explosive that you “feel the burn”.

Interval Training (All out Sprints) over Steady State Cardio
Like resistance training, we can boost our metabolism more effectively if we sprint full paced for 10-20 seconds and then quick rests before sprinting again instead of an easier pace for a longer period. And you’ll feel a lot more tired more quickly too! 

By not getting enough sleep, your hormones can be affected. This includes your appetite and thus your metabolism. 8 hours or so a night is efficient enough. Providing you’re not over sleeping and missing breakfast because…

It’s “the most important meal of the day” for good reason. When you wake up, your body has slowed down and you’ve entered into a state of ketosis. Getting a good breakfast into you can kick start your metabolism as opposed to no food and your body slowing down to conserve energy. So get up early and get your brekkie in!

More Protein in meals
Protein meals can help fill us so we feel less hungry. Our body also requires more energy to digest the protein from our meals. Increased carb meals over protein can increase our sugar levels which slows down our metabolism. 

Cut out processed foods
Whole foods and vegetables are a must to keep our metabolism up. 

Green Tea
Green Tea is known for it’s antioxidants. In particular, catechin can increase your energy expenditure as it improves thermal-genesis, your body’s production of heat

Stay hydrated and stay healthy by drinking more water. Dehydration can affect our metabolism. 

Spicy Foods*
Ok. I wouldn’t advise anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do so this gets a well deserved asterisk! If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s spicy food. Although it does help keep my body hydrated with the amount of pints of water I need. So double whammy there. Whammy? I never say that.