Boosting Your Metabolism Using Exercise

Your body’s metabolism is all the stuff it does to transform food into energy so that it can keep going. Some folks have faster metabolism rates than others. A couple of things that can either make your metabolism sluggish or speedy include things that are out of your control such as your genes, sex, and age.

That said, muscle cells often require plenty of energy. This translates to them burning quite a lot of calories as well. Challenging your muscles will help you boost your metabolism and this can be done in two ways:

Increasing Your Exercise Routines

All aerobics workouts, whether it’s Zumba or running, help burn calories. Increasing the intensity of these workouts will lead to more calories getting burnt. Intervals work well with almost all types of cardio. That can be a good way to start.

A good example would be performing jumping jacks for 1 full minute then walking in place for 2 minutes straight. After that, repeat the process for 15 minutes.,

Lifting Weights

Pumping that iron is always a good way to boost metabolism. You can start by doing one or two sets of weight lifting for your muscle groups (e.g. biceps, abs, quads, glutes, etc.)