3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Metabolism – Your metabolism is the engine room of the machine that is your own human body. The higher it is then the more calories you can burn. If you discover how to boost your metabolism then this can help you to lose more weight and reach your target in less time.
Exercise is one of the quickest and most reliable ways for boosting your metabolism. During exercise, your entire body works harder – your heart rate rises, your lungs work harder and more. Your metabolism reaches the highest possible level only during exercise.
After exercise, your metabolism remains raised for a period until it tails off and gets back to normal levels. This takes between thirty minute and four hours depending on the type and intensity of exercise that you have been doing (see below). So, even a little exercise is better than none at all.
The best form of exercise for raising your metabolism is high intensity interval training (HIIT). This involves alternating between twenty to thirty second spurts of running and springing. The body is unable to predict what you are going to do so it becomes very wasteful in terms of “fuel economy” and therefore your metabolism increases by quite a lot.
Even better though, HIIT also keeps your metabolism higher and for much longer than almost any other type of exercise.
There are some types of food that you can eat which eventually boosting your metabolism but they will not do so by much, especially compared to the alternative of exercise. The best types of food for getting a raised metabolism are spicy foods thanks to the special chemical compounds that they contain.
Most claims by supplement makers for boosting your metabolism are not backed up by solid evidence but may be worth a try. Probably the best of the currently available ones are green tea supplements but you are much better of simply making fresh green tea if you can.
In some countries you may be able to obtain legal stimulant supplements. These work to directly increase your metabolism. Caffeine supplements are available almost everywhere whereas others such as ephedrine and pseudo ephedrine are more controversial and banned in many countries due to health concerns.
Personally I advise against taking any kind of supplements to increase your metabolism. It is far safer and healthier to use diet and exercise to achieve your goals instead. Even caffeine is quickly habit forming and your body may experience some slight withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking supplements.