Simple Ways to Improve Your Metabolism
In West Michigan there are many great restaurants, foods and places to eat. This can put a damper on ones diet and health goals. With proper motivation you can enjoy these great places that are located within Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Spring Lake. Having a fast and healthy metabolism is a great way to help accomplish this.
Most people think that exercise and dieting are all about having the perfect body or performing great for a sport. That is far from the truth. Exercise and dieting are about staying healthy, taking care of your body, and living a happy life; which is why having a healthy metabolism is very important. Your metabolism is what converts your food and liquids into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed. Your body needs energy while at rest. Energy is needed for all its functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells. Our resting metabolism is responsible for burning about 65%-70% of our daily calories. This is why people who just exercise do not see or feel the results they want. A proper diet along with exercise will burn calories faster. The faster your metabolism the faster your food digests which leads to calories burned, weight loss, energy gain, and many other health benefits. A healthy metabolism also helps prevent diseases and bacteria from forming. This will keep you healthy and feeling energetic. There are many ways to help speed up your metabolism.
The best way to speed up your metabolism is to exercise. Exercise will not only help speed up your metabolism during your work out but also at rest. A good balance of weight training and cardio are needed for changing the metabolism. A proper diet also is very important for your metabolism. Fruit, vegetables, protein, whole grain and fiber are the best foods for your diet. Most people think about taste when they are eating but more people need to treat their bodies’ like cars. Their body is only going to run as smooth as the fuel that is put in it. Along with eating healthier it helps to eat in smaller quantity and more frequently. A recommendation is 5 small meals as opposed to 3 big meals. For those who do not eat anything and lose weight they are only hurting their metabolism. If you never eat your metabolism still slows down and next time you eat that food takes very long to digest. With this being said it is imperative to never skip breakfast. This is the most important meal for metabolism. Water is crucial for your metabolism and for all functions of the body. Drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day is a minimum recommendation. It also helps you feel full. Adding spices to your meals also helps speed up your metabolism. Such spices that will help increase your metabolism are cinnamon, garlic, Cheyenne pepper (any other pepper seasons). Drinking green tea is also very beneficial and even curbs your appetite. Some other tips are standing instead of sitting, laughing, and getting plenty of sleep.
Some people will blame their metabolism for their weight problems and while it is a natural process there are many ways to change it. Weight gain is most commonly the result of eating more calories than you burn. So the concept is pretty simple, burn more calories than you intake. If you take care of your metabolism you will see results. If you need other nutritional or exercise help please contact us we would love to help. At Esteem Fitness Training we want what is best for you and we have the knowledge to do so. Remember that your body is your temple and it is the only one that you have! Let us help you give you the body and health that you have always wanted. So come on West Michigan, lets get healthy!