Many of us feel we have a slow metabolism and are stuck with it. As we age, are we destined to gain weight? No, we actually we can do something about it. Increasing metabolism is a process and it takes time. Here are a few things that you can do to begin to have your body burn more calories for you everyday.
Increase lean muscle mass by 5-10 pounds by weight resistance training and you can burn approximately 100 calories more each day.
Try intensity workouts - alternate a few minutes moderate intensity exercise with 30 seconds high intensity effort. You can burn an extra 100-200 calories.
Ger enough sleep - lack of sleep can decrease the number of calories your body burns just resting like performing the basic necessities of life, like pumping blood, breathing and repairing damaged tissues.
Eat low calorie snacks often - each time you eat, you stimulate your metabolism for a short period of time, which means that the more often you eat, the more you’ll increase your metabolism.
Omega-3 fatty acids found only in fish oil, may have the power to dramatically boost your metabolism by about 400 calories per day.
Keep your body moving - if you are moving you are burning calories.