12 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism to Burn Calories


Many people want to make big changes in the level of their metabolism. If your metabolism runs high you can burn fat and lose substantial weight with out a lot of extra activity or at least faster. The definition of metabolism is the level with which a persons body will make and then consume calories that are needed for life.

Lots of things will affect a persons level of metabolism and it can change at different times depending on the frequency one eats, his or her genetics, the volume of muscle mass, stress and activity. Things that make a persons metabolism slow down can be the loss of muscle mass because of the lack of activity. When that happens the body tends to consume its own muscle because there is a lack of energy from food to get along and finally the metabolism slows down because with advanced age physical activity normally declines.

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Here are a few ways that metabolism is increased:

  1. A lean body mass will increase metabolism. It is certainly possible to delay the decline in metabolism as you grow older even though the decline is natural. Muscle volume is a determinant of metabolism that will take away fat or calories. There is no way around it that exercise is important. Weight training at least a couple of times a week will build muscle and strength and you can fill in the gaps between workouts with lighter easier exercises. Even things like taking the dog for walks and avoiding the elevator and taking the stairs can serve over time to help increase metabolism and in turn burn calories. An important factor is to match ones eating with ones activity. Some important suggestions for getting the right quality and quantity of exercise follow.
    If your goal is strength training use these– add repetitions to a certain exercise (go from 5 reps to 10 reps)
    – Increase the amount of resistance (More weight, stronger bands, etc)
    – Seek out new proven exercise techniques when appropriate (new equipment can help)To train for cardiovascular fitness– space the exercises with little breaks
    – combine different exercises and do a sort of cross training circuit
    – increase speed and resistance in the exercises