Boosting Exercise Tips
you've started learning some of the ways to boost your body's metabolism, you
want to know what some of the exercise techniques and tips are.
after all is one of the best and fastest ways to start boosting your metabolism
and losing excess body fat and weight.
anything that tones, firms, and strengthens your muscles is an excellent metabolism
can help too, because it forces your body to start breaking down extra fats and
carbohydrates to supply your body the extra fuel it needs while you're working
out. The cardio workouts will keep your metabolism burning for many hours, but
the real key is to build some muscle strength. Because with solid, toned muscles
in your body, you'll be burning extra calories day and night to maintain them.
don't particularly like using the word "exercise" myself, because it
has such negative connotations in most people's minds.
is a much better word, and that can denote variety as well as fun. When something
is fun and keeps you entertained, you're much more likely to do it regularly.
strongly recommended getting activity and exercise outside. The fresh air and
sunshine can make a world of difference on both your physical and mental energy
levels, plus it can seriously increase your mood while decreasing your stress
if you really want to do some exercise or daily activities that will help boost
your metabolism, start with things you enjoy doing.
are several suggestions...
Take a walk.
is an excellent way to build your muscles, increase your endurance, get your heart
rate up, and relieve stress too. Just being able to step away from the desk for
ten or fifteen minutes a day can do wonders for most people, and the added activity
and muscle building will help boost your metabolism too.
ways to get some extra walking in include: Walking to lunch instead of driving;
Walking around a mall or shopping center; Walking on local nature, jogging, or
biking paths; Walking on easy to moderate hiking trails; Walking your kids to
school; Walking around the neighborhood where you live.
can even get a dog and walk him several times a day, or simply choose to use the
stairs in your office building instead of the elevator.
you work several floors up and don't feel capable of walking the entire way via
stairs, then stop one floor away from your destination, and take the stairs the
rest of the way for a week or two. Once you're doing that easily enough, then
stop two floors away. Keep increasing this until you're able to take the stairs
the entire distance up or down.
Yard Work & Gardening.
everyone likes to do yard work, but for those who do, this can be an excellent
activity to help build your muscles and boost your metabolism. Most people don't
realize how much physical work actually goes in to simple gardening activities,
but if you've ever planted new flowers in a garden bed and then found yourself
sore the next day, you know what a great workout this can be for your body.
don't have to haul around heavy bricks or rocks, or do back breaking ditch digging
for this to work. Those activities will help build your muscles and burn calories
faster of course, but the simple act of cutting your grass with a regular lawn
mower will do the same. As will planting flowers, pulling weeds, and trimming
bushes or shrubs.
is another fun activity which can really help boost your metabolism when done
regularly. And the most enjoyable part is: you don't have to swim laps or do anything
specific to get the benefits from it. You can simply go play in a pool with friends
or family, and still get tremendous physical benefits for your entire body. When
you feel it's time for more of a physical challenge, though, try water activities
such as treading water, swimming laps, or water aerobics.
is a wonderful form of activity for our bodies, because it creates very little
impact on our joints.
also much easier for obese people to exercise in water, because there is less
gravity so they're able to move their bodies better. At the same time, though,
water creates a natural resistance to our movements, which helps dramatically
with toning and strengthening our muscles.
training is an excellent way to boost your metabolism because it teaches your
body to give you quick burts of energy at any given time.
training is the process of alternating between intense activity and slower, more
example is when you're out for a walk, every so often sprint as fast as you can
for about thirty seconds, then slow down to a walk again. Do this off and on several
times each day, and you'll really boost your metabolism and start burning calories
human body is smart. If there is any kind of routine to your interval workouts,
the body will catch on quickly and adapt. If, for instance, you regularly go out
each day and walk for three minutes, sprint for 30 seconds, walk for three minutes
again and so on, your body will get used to this routine. And if it gets used
to the routine, your weight loss results will slow because the body has adapted.
way to avoid this is to vary your workouts, but another more natural way is to
simply play sports or games you like.
all sports are a natural form of interval work outs. Playing tennis and raquetball
has you standing still and waiting for the ball at times, and bursting into speed
and action to catch it at other times. Volleyball and other games played with
a net are quite similar.
baseball and football also have the same randomness of actions. Sometimes you're
just slowly jogging from one place to another, sometimes you're standing at ready
for something, and sometimes there's a sudden burst of action and activity.
biggest benefit though, is that playing sports and games keeps your activities
more random, so the body is not able to adapt as quickly and easily. And keeping
the body moving in unexpected ways on a regular basis is an excellent way to keep
your metabolism at its highest.
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