Keeping your metabolism revved up all day isn’t an easy task and the exercise, food you eat and daily activities all have a great impact.
It is many people’s dream to have a speedy metabolism (the rate in which your body breaks down food) as it’s seen to help you lose weight, get lean and burn off calories. But it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Here are a few nifty tips and tricks that can help to boost your metabolism in the morning, hopefully helping you on your journey to a faster food-breakdown!
For us lazy girls, the word ‘exercise’ can send shivers down your spine – never mind when it’s planned for the morning.
Exercising is in fact one of the best ways to boost your metabolism. Some studies have shown that people who exercise in the morning tend to burn off more calories than other times in the day, making it great for achieving your weight loss goals and boosting your metabolic rate.
One study even found that 45 minutes on a bike sped up the body’s metabolic rate for over 12 hours.
Getting in a small bit of cardio in the morning is not only great for your metabolism, but it will set you up for a productive day!
DON’T DELAY BREAKFAST
Many of us are guilty of snoozing the alarm, spending an extra 10 minutes in bed and skipping breakfast entirely, but you’ll definitely need to get moving if you want to boost your metabolism!
Greek yoghurts, fruit and oats all make a great morning snack and their health benefits can help you along your journey to losing weight.
Even if you don’t have time, creating a small and simple breakfast to kick off your appetite is better than nothing!
We all know how important water is in your daily life, but it’s effect on your metabolic rate is a great reason to start drinking some more.
Drinking H2O is a simple way to speed up digestion and burn calories – both of which can add to speeding up your metabolism.
It’s a great idea to grab water bottles and mark where you should have drank up to by each hour of the day. The recommended 2 Litres will seem like nothing once you get started!
Although these tips may sound like the typical ‘how to lose weight’ or ‘how to get healthy’ posts, they are almost guaranteed to boost your metabolism! What’s your favourite tips for increasing your metabolic rate?