I could definitely go on and on about a lot of medical jargon, but at the end of the day, metabolism basically refers to how quickly your body burns up the food you consume.
So metabolism plays a big role in weightloss, because it determines how quickly you body will digest the food and use up the food stores in converting that to energy and releasing it.
Of course some people have a naturally higher metabolism rate than others and this makes weightloss easier for them to some extent but at the same time, it’s also something that can be built up.
So here are ways to naturally increase your metabolism;
1) More protein; at times like this, protein is your friend. Protein generally contains certain substances that make digestion faster and this then applies to make the general metabollic rate faster.
2) HIIT; the nature of HIIT allows for the heart rate and the body to remain at an elevated level for an extended period of time. As a result of this, HIIT causes the body to remain in an active state long after the exercise session has ended.
This then means that over a period of time, it becomes the norm and as such, increases the metabolism of the body.
3) Lift more weights; when we lift weights, we build our muscles and muscles need maintenance.
For the body to maintain muscles, it expends some calories/energy and this in turn makes the body to keep burning off more calories and thereby prompting weightloss.
So if you’re trying to also ensure that your metabolism is checked and you’re losing weight without working out, this is one if the easiest ways to do so.
I hope that these tips help you in your fitness journey.