The main reason of weight issues in your body is sluggish metabolism. A poor metabolism makes it really difficult to lose weight and extremely easy to gain weight. A slow metabolism is also responsible for making you feel tired very easily which actually restricts you from all the fun that life has to offer. But there is no need to worry about this. Here are some natural methods that can easily boost your metabolism:
Early Morning Intense Exercise:
As we know regular exercise can do wonders to your body and it applies the same for your body metabolism as well. All you need to do is a 5 minute of intense workout to reap the benefit for the rest of the day. You can choose any simple exercise form such as running in place, jumping jacks or lunges. If you have a stair master or a jogging machine then that would work as well. Just try to get your heart rate up for five minutes and cool down for two minutes regularly everyday.
Eat More Spicy Foods:
Proper diet can also help a lot in improving your metabolism. Hot spicy foods such as curry, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cumin and turmeric are best metabolism enhancing foods out there. Though I wouldn’t recommend having these spicy foods in larger amount but including them in your daily diet is very beneficial. There are other “hot” spices that you may not have considered or thought of but they also help in speeding up your metabolism. These spices include cinnamon, cardamon, ginger and nutmeg. You can add these tasty spices to your soups, casseroles and other heavenly dishes. Curry can be used in salads like quinoa salads. Many people love cinnamon in their tea or coffee. So simply add these into your daily diet and feel the magic.
Drink Lots of Water:
Water has many benefits for your body. Regularly drink a lot of water and see how magically your metabolism increases as water acts as a fuel to the metabolic process. The results get even better if you intake alkaline water on a daily basis.
Keep Your Thyroid Healthy:
While we eat food daily it becomes almost difficult to calculate what amount of essential nutrients we take on a daily basis. But still you need to make sure you keep your thyroid healthy. The thyroid needs selenium, zinc, copper and iodine to work efficiently. Eat more seafood and nuts to get these essential minerals. A healthy thyroid helps in better metabolism.
Never Skip Breakfast:
We live in a fast paced universe where Time is always Money and to save a lot of time you tend to skip breakfast while attending that urgent meeting or catching the bus or train to work. Such an habit of skipping breakfast actually ruins your metabolism. Always make it a habit to eat healthy breakfast that include healthy proteins like eggs and fruits bursting with antioxidants like blueberries or strawberries.
Don’t Eat As Much Late In the Day:
Today, because of this tight scheduled life we often eat more at dinner than we do at breakfast. And to make it worse we also tend to grab some snacks just before bedtime. This is enough to ruin your overall metabolic process. It’s often advised by nutritionist or dietitian to eat more earlier in the day and less at dinner. Also you must make sure not to eat anything three hours before bedtime.
Build More Muscle Mass:
Getting a toned body with healthy muscle mass would never do any harm to your body. In fact it would help in improving your metabolism. Muscle building isn’t just for body builders but it should be included in all fitness programs. If you can’t join any gym because of your tight schedule then you can buy a fancy equipment for strength training exercises or use water bottles or cans of foods to serve as weights for your arms and go for those big rubber bands or use your own body weight to strengthen your legs.