Metabolism is a term banded around without too much regard. Eat little and often, experiment with intermittant fasting, avoid this and that, train like a crazy person…
The fitness industry is full of opinion, but we needn’t overcomplicate things. There are a few simple things you can do to give your metabolism a bit of a turbo charge.
Here are just 5 ways to give your metabolism the kickstart it needs.
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If your healthy H20 intentions have fallen by the wayside, start refocusing. Drinking more water is an easy, free way to give your body a boost. And, yes, drinking more water does help your metabolism function. The simple act of upping your water intake helps your digestion run more smoothly, encourages your body to get rid of waste products, and can even help you get better quality sleep. The result? Better digestion, brighter skin, a flatter stomach, and a metabolism that’s running more efficiently.
HIIT vs LISS. Add some HIIT (high intensity interval training) into your weekly training schedule, ideally in place of existing “long slow” cardio. HIIT can be any form of intense intervals: hill sprints, sprints on the flat, sprints and recoveries on a stationary bike, body weight circuits, martial arts style training, or intervals with kettlebells. HIIT increases the heart rate and calorie burn, and raises your metabolic rate for longer after training than regular cardio.
Pick up the bar. You probably don’t need any encouragement to do this one, but if you don’t already strength train, get on it! Resistance training – with a barbell, dumbbells, strongman equipment or any decent load – helps build muscle tissue and maintain the muscle you’ve got. Both of which are key for a revved-up metabolism.
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Be a morning person. Train in the morning and get your metabolic processes fired up early in the day. You’ll feel more energised, plus you’re likely to make better food choices, drink more water, and move more for the rest of the day. Plus it makes you feel ever-so-slightly smug and accomplished!
There you go: the food, water, workouts and supplement strategies you can start using today to kickstart your metabolism.
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About the Author:
Nicola Joyce has been writing for (and about) sport, fitness, nutrition and healthy living since 2004. She’s also a keen sportswoman: her background is in endurance sport but she now competes as a natural bodybuilder, most recently winning a world title with the INBF. When she’s not writing content, she can be found blogging. Follow her here www.nicolajoyce.co.uk and on Facebook & Twitter (@thefitwriter) too.