What Is Metabolism?
Metabolism refers collectively to all the chemical processes in your body.
Faster metabolism means that the body requires more calories.
That’s why some people can eat a lot without gaining weight, while others seem to accumulate fat while eating less.
The “speed of metabolism” is commonly known as metabolic rate. It is also known as calorie expenditure i.e. the number of calories you burn in a given amount of time.
Here are six simple methods to improve metabolism:
1. Move Your Body
All body movement burns calories. The more active you are, the higher your metabolic rate becomes. If you spend a lot of time sitting, stand up often and walk around, take the stairs whenever possible, do household tasks, using a standing desk at a desk job may increase calorie burn.
2. Do High-Intensity Workouts
One of the most effective forms of exercise is high-intensity workouts, also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that involves quick and very intense bouts of activity like sprints and push-ups.
3. Strength Training
Strength building exercises promote the growth of muscle mass. The amount of muscle is directly associated with metabolic rate. Muscle mass significantly increases the number of calories you burn at rest.
4. Eat Protein
Protein is essential if you want to build or maintain your muscle mass. But dietary protein also has other important qualities.
Eating adequate protein is essential to increasing or maintaining your muscle mass and metabolic rate.
5. Don’t starve yourself
While eating less is important for weight loss, eating too little can often be counterproductive.
Calorie restriction causes metabolic rate to decrease. Sustained calorie restriction slows down metabolism, the effect of which has been called “starvation response. It is always advisable to follow your doctor’s guidelines and professional nutritionist’s advice to ensure your body is getting the right amounts of nutrition when you are trying to lose weight.
6. Drink Water
According to research, water induced thermogenesis is the effect of an increase in the number of calories burned by drinking water.
Drinking cold water is even better as this requires the body to warm it up to body temperature. Drinking water before meals fills you up and reduces calorie intake, which can be beneficial in weight loss.
Committed to your health,
Dr. Naran. M.D
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