Speed Up Your Metabolism With These Centuries-Old Practices

Speed Up Your Metabolism With These Centuries-Old Practices

July 15, 2017

As we get older, our metabolic rate slows down because the ageing process results to a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in the amount of fat stored.

And for all the things that we’re told can slow down our metabolism, there are also numerous ways we can rev it back up.

Here are 3 centuries-old practices that’ll help speed up your metabolism -

Chew your food slowly

It may not be what we eat, but how we chew our food that has an impact on how many calories we burn. Studies show that chewing your food really slowly can help you burn up to 10 calories extra per meal.

Get at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep

If you get too little sleep, your metabolism tends to slow down to conserve energy, triggering the release of the stress hormones cortisol. This can also result to an increase in fat cell growth and storage, negatively affecting one’s metabolism.

Steer clear of crash diets

Crash dieting and extreme calorie reductions slow down the metabolism, as it thinks the body is in short supply, by conserving energy. In times like this, the body breaks down the muscle and fat to provide it with the calories it needs to function. This results to slow metabolism - the lesser muscle you have, the slower your metabolic rate is.

For more on how you can speed up your metabolism, and prevent belly fat, speak to our specialists by calling us on 04 343 7987.

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