Hey, Ladies, I have really been trying to increase my metabolism lately with whatever little tricks I can. The forties have brought on some not-so-pleasant side effects for me…abdominal fat and difficulty losing it! Can you relate? If so, here are some tips I found on one of my personal favorite wellness sites, mercola.com. I’m already doing some of them but can certainly try harder. Let me know what you think.
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Want to Boost Your Metabolism? Try These Things Today…
Yahoo Shine suggests eight ways to boost your metabolism and keep unwanted pounds from your waistline. Here are a few of them:
Do Intervals—Periodic fast-paced intervals raise your metabolic rate higher than a steady cardio workout can.
Drink Green Tea—A study found that people who drank three to five cups daily for three months cut 5 percent off their body weight.
Consider Caffeine—Coffee drinkers have a 16 percent higher metabolic rate — but make sure you take it early to avoid sleeping problems.
Build More Muscle—Lean muscle mass boosts your metabolism and makes losing weight more easy.
Pick Up Heavier Weights—Use heavy weights at a very slow rate to break down your muscles. Your metabolism goes up while your body makes muscle repairs.
In related news, the results of an epidemiological showed that the metabolic syndrome, a condition associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, is related to a poor diet low in micro-nutrients.
Researchers examined the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and micro-nutrients such as folate, zinc and vitamins C, B12 and E. After adjusting for age and sex, they found significant relationships between the metabolic syndrome and two of the micro-nutrients, vitamins C and E.
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Thanks for sharing this info. Weight training to increase strength becomes more important as we age.
That is so true, Rebecca! As well as helping our metabolism, it strengthens our bones and reduces our chances of getting Osteoporosis. I happen to love lifting weights…it’s the aerobic stuff that I hate!