Having a weight problem nowadays has become so common that there is a high chance that the person beside you is already dealing with it. People who are overweight are obviously the most obvious worriers of this dilemma given their girth and difficulty in moving around.
Becoming overweight can result from many things. The most common reason is having a slow metabolism and a tendency to eat excessive amounts of food. Many people just cannot stop eating and a considerable amount of the food they consume are those that are high in carbohydrates and saturated fat. These are elements that can only taken out of the body by being physically active.
Metabolism involves the chemical and physical processes in the body which collect and destroy tissue, and extract energy that is eventually converted to heat.
Metabolism only speeds up when people are active and constantly move around. Being active helps the body burn more calories and its pace only slows down during rest periods. However, take note that metabolism does not stop even if you’re at rest. The rate of burning calories just decreases sharply.
There are many ways to speed up metabolism, and the best method is to exercise. Starvation is not an option and this will only result in slowing down your metabolic rates, as the body will try hold to all of the fat to maintain a person's energy level.
Here are some tips to help speed up your metabolism:
1. To further speed up metabolism during exercise, do your routine in the morning.
Try to do your workout for at least 30 minutes after waking up. According to various medical researches, working out in the morning is around three times more effective compared to performing the routine at any other time of the day.
The main source of energy the body will use during a morning workout is the fat in your body, as carbohydrates that are collected from the previous day will be consumed while sleeping.
Remember that the key to losing weight is to lose fat, and the possibility of this happening will be highest if the exercise routine is performed early in the morning. A high metabolic rate will burn more calories and eventually allow you to lose more weight.
Performing a workout at night will still result in faster metabolism but the amount of fat lost will not be as high compared to a morning workout. In addition, exercising during the morning will also result in less stress, as you don't have to think about it for the rest of the day.
2. Another way to speed up metabolism is to eat breakfast.
While a common practice in every household, many people still take for granted eating breakfast. Those that have to be at work early in the morning have to rush to avoid traffic and get to the office on time. As much as possible, try to wake up very early in the morning in order to perform a workout and eat a hearty breakfast.
Those that want to speed up their metabolism and lose fat should eat their breakfast immediately and not delay eating ’til the afternoon, as energy will be easily sapped and its pace will eventually slow down.
Working out and immediately having breakfast are surefire ways to speed up metabolism. Developing this routine will not only help maintain good health but also enable you to constantly start your day on a positive note.