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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Revving Up Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns the calories you consume. Basically it’s how your body converts the food you eat into energy and then puts it to use. Recently I’ve been hearing and thinking a lot about how one’s metabolism works and how you can make your metabolism work better no matter your body type. Some people have a fast metabolism while others seem to have a sluggish metabolism.

As a person ages one’s metabolism tends to change as well. Factors that can help us control our metabolism are exercise, eating a balanced diet, as well as how often you eat and keeping yourself properly hydrated throughout the day.

One of my favourite ways that I’ve found to boost my own metabolism is drinking a glass of hot water (boiled) with a pinch of cayenne pepper added to it, sometimes I’ll add lemon juice for a change. Drinking this before putting anything else into my body has definitely made a difference in how I feel in the mornings. Stomach is flatter and no bloating! I heard it said somewhere that having a drink like this is like giving your organs a massage. Anyways I like it! In the evening I’ll have another mug of this before bed. The morning is still coffee time! (but not until after this drink)

Hot spices can increase your metabolism and keep you burning calories steadily throughout the day. There are many foods and drinks that can boost your metabolism.  Here is a list of some of them below.

Lemon/cayenne hot water drink, green tea, Greek yoghurt, raw almonds, apples, spinach, hot peppers, broccoli, curry powder, cinnamon, beans and berries. There are more but this is just a small list to get you thinking about what you put into your body.

Exercise has always been important to me in order to maintain a fit and healthy body. There are so many great types of sports one can do. Whether it’s  gym workouts, home workouts, running, power walking, hiking, swimming there is never an excuse to do nothing. Just a few minutes a day of cardio and lifting light weights can rev up that metabolism. Remember muscle burns more calories than fat. Well I hope you enjoyed this read and incorporate something to rev your metabolism.

Back to business, here are some of the latest creations from Designs by Shell, please stop by for a visit as I’m adding new items daily.

Chain of Hearts Tee Shirt

30th Birthday Zebra Pattern Mugs

Purple Blossom Wedding Thank You Sticker

Pink Frosted Cupcake Postage

Pink Stars on a Zebra Print Background Shirt

Blue Hearts Table Seating Card


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