Speeding up our metabolism and burning extra fat seems like a great idea and while we would all like to do so, it is usually much harder to achieve. Having a metabolism that functions properly is not important just for the weight loss process, it actually helps reduce bloating and at the same time it helps you feel energized. What can you do to speed up metabolism? This is quite hard question to answer to, but the many researches that have been carried out over the years have come to the conclusion that some of these suggestions should help you increase your overall metabolic rate:
- Get enough sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do, not only for your metabolism, but for your overall health. One research, that has been carried out in Italy has come to the conclusion that while we sleep, metabolism resets and prepares for a new day.
- Follow your schedule
It is very important that you set up and follow a schedule – even on weekends. Keep in mind that wherever you have a day that is different than your average day (it usually includes irregular eating or even eating more than you use to), your body tends to store more fat than it usually does.
- Try some new activities
If you tend to exercise regularly, you have to be aware that if you do the same exercises every day or every time you exercise (for example, if you run every day on the treadmill for 30 minutes at the same pace) your body adjusts to that exercises and you don’t get the same benefits as you did in the beginning. Because of that, experts say that we should change our exercises from time to time or even try a new activity.
- Try to maintain your blood-sugar levels
When you say “dieting”, first thing that pops up in minds of many people is eating as little as possible and just a couple times a day. However, researches have confirmed that if you eat more smaller meals throughout the day, your metabolism will be in high gear for more time.
- Drink more water
Along with sleep, this is one of the most common advices you can find anywhere. Dehydration has many negative effects on your body – and slowing down your overall calorie burn is one of them. While there is no one definite amount of water that you should drink daily, you should aim to drink at least 2000 ml every day.
- Spend more time outside
One study in the United States has come up to some interesting information – people who spend more time outside weigh less and are significantly healthier than people who spend more time inside. While it is not clear why is it so, some experts claim that vitamin D is main reason. Furthermore, spending more time outside will not only speed up your metabolism, but it will have a significant effect on your wellbeing.