There are a number of ways to increase our body’s metabolic rate to help us lose weight no matter how old we are
Our body’s metabolism is the process of converting the food and drinks that we consume into energy for our daily activities. Combined with oxygen, our food intake is converted to energy in this complex biochemical process. It is common knowledge that younger people have higher metabolism and that is one of the reasons they have better appetite and seem not to gain as much weight as the middle-aged people do. As we age, our body slows down in many aspects, from the obvious movements, to alertness, and also the metabolism. When our bodies use up energy (calories) slower than we used to, we notice ourselves gaining weight. But there are some simple methods to help boost our metabolism for weight loss even at middle age.
Good Dieting Habits
As there are a number of factors that could help boost our metabolism, having good dieting habits is definitely one of them. If we observe that our body fat has been increasing in recent years while maintaining the same diet habits as before, fret not, this is common as we age and we can help to overcome this by eating heathier. Start by increasing our protein intake with food such as eggs, beans, oats, lean meat, yogurt, and milk. Eating food with higher protein concentration will make us feel full for a longer period of time which will result in us snacking less. Drinking green tea regularly is another good idea as it helps to convert body fat to become free fatty acids which are then quickly burned up.
Less Sugar and More Water for Weight Loss
Sugary foods and drinks are tastier and has been proven to be addictive. No doubt it feels good and satisfying indulging in those savoury sweet desserts and drinks, but they significantly contribute to body fats and a string of diseases in the long run. It is wise to lessen our intake of sugar and we can replace it with consuming more water. Water is the essence of life and according to studies, we should be drinking around 2 litres of plain water daily. While trying to avoid drinking cold drinks with food, drinking cold water on an empty stomach is a simple trick to increase metabolism as our bodies will need to heat up the water to body temperature. Staying hydrated not only fills us up, but also helps to keep us fresh and more energetic for daily activities.
Weight Loss by being more Physically Active
Being physically more active has always done us more good than harm. One of the most effective ways to lose weight no matter at what age, is to get moving. Whether you are walking on a treadmill indoors or going for a jog outdoors, it is vital to keep our bodies more active by working up a sweat often. To have better weight loss, try having a balance of outdoor and indoor activities such as jogging and hiking outdoors, and high intensity interval training (HIIT) indoors. HIIT is a cardiovascular exercise that increases our metabolic rate even hours after the training session. Breathing fresh air is not only good for us physically, but also lightens up our mood so we’re ready to do more in our day. Apart from that, it is advisable to make it a point to sit down a little less throughout the day. Stand up and walk more rather than sitting around will in little ways lead to better weight loss.
Active Oxygen Increases Metabolism
Those who wish to stay fresh and always ready for a good workout session can be greatly assisted with the help of active oxygen. Active oxygen is a compound found naturally in the great outdoors such as cascading rivers, waterfalls, the ocean, and the atmosphere. It is created when water crashes against water and also through lightning and although found in abundance in such places, it is in shortage in the cities. Having a high content of oxygen level, active oxygen helps us in many ways from killing bacteria and viruses at home, to increasing our metabolism as this process requires oxygen, and the higher content of oxygen that is inhaled in our air intake, the more our metabolism is increased. Apart from this function, active oxygen has many other benefits for our household. It generally helps to contribute to better sleep while purifying its surrounding air.
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