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Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink every day into energy. Even when your body is at rest, your body is still using that energy to perform basic functions such as repairing cells, circulating blood, and breathing. Metabolism is often used interchangeably with the term metabolic rate or the number of calories you burn. In general, the higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns which aids in weight loss.

Having a high metabolism can also give you more energy and help you feel better in general. This article will go over some tips to help you increase your metabolism to help you be more successful at losing weight, keeping off the weight, and increasing your energy levels.

Do More Cardio

When we say cardio, we do not mean general cardio exercises such as going for a 20-minute run or bike ride outside. Basic cardio exercises only raise your metabolic rate and calorie burn while you're active. Exercises such as HIIT workouts and strength training will keep your metabolism elevated for hours after your workout, therefore, increasing fat burn for far longer than just the time you were working.

Skip The Coffee And Opt For Green Tea

The thought of giving up coffee can sound scary, especially if it is part of your daily routine. However, coffee is linked to excess cortisol and adrenal fatigue which are likely to put extra weight around your waist. Switching your coffee to green tea still provides you with that caffeine boost while providing your body with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCC), an ingredient proven to speed up metabolism. Green tea is also very low in calories which will help with weight loss as well as keeping the weight off.

Eat More Fibre

Eating a diet that is high in fibre will help boost your metabolism since fibre is indigestible. The body cannot digest fibre but it tries really hard to. When trying to digest and eliminate fibre, your body expends more calories than it would with other foods. There are two types of fibre:

  1. Soluble Fibre: Soluble fibre takes on water as it is being digested to help you feel fuller for longer.
  2. Insoluble Fibre: Insoluble fibre passes through your system to help you pass your food.

Most foods rich in fibre contain both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre foods include brown rice, oat bran, and artichokes. Foods high in insoluble fibre include beans, apples, wheat bran, and cauliflower.

Stand Up And Take A Walk

With busy days at work or lazy days sitting around watching your favorite TV shows, it can be easy to forget to stand up and take a short walk every once in a while. Standing up is integral for boosting your metabolism as long periods of sitting equate to fewer calories burned. It is easier said than done but try to take a short walk every hour while you are at work or do some stretching while you watch TV instead of slumping into your couch. Your body will thank you and you will be on a much better track to achieving your weight loss goals.

Calgary Personal Training And Weight Loss Programs

Whether you are looking to boost your metabolism for weight loss or are looking for new ways to increase your fitness, it all comes down to the number of calories you eat in a day versus the amount you burn. In order to see weight loss results, you must consume fewer calories in a day than you burn. Not sure how to balance the number of calories you consume versus burn in a day? Resources such as personal trainers and weight loss coaches can provide you with the tools and knowledge to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. Weight loss programs incorporate this strategy as well to help their clients see amazing results while helping them keep the weight off.

Jensen Fitness is equipped with experienced weight-loss coaches, personal trainers, bodybuilding coaches, and nutrition coaches to help you achieve your desired fitness or weight loss goals. We offer both in-gym training and online training opportunities to accommodate your schedule and needs. At Jensen Fitness, we also will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals while helping you sustain your new healthy habits for the long term. To start your weight loss or fitness journey, contact our team of personal trainers in Calgary by calling 1-403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.

FAQ

Q: How do I lose weight?
A: When it comes to losing weight, it all comes down to how many calories you burn versus how many you consume in a day. To see weight loss results, you must burn more calories than you consume.

Q: Do you offer online personal training services?
A: Yes, we do! To learn more about our online personal training opportunities contact us by calling 1-403-200-0199.

Q: What is a HIIT workout?
A: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) takes your cardio workout to the next level. This type of training consists of hard bouts of work interspersed with small periods of recovery. HIIT is very popular as it can allow you to burn the same amount of calories in 20 minutes that a 1-hour basic cardio workout can achieve. 


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne is a passionate entrepreneur and highly experienced business leader in Calgary with expertise in health, fitness and wellness. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. And, being a fierce competitor to all sports, he played everything from soccer to tennis to competitive squash, as well as multiple seasons of hockey, football and baseball. In his athletics, Shayne grew to learn and understand that health and fitness set the foundation for a great way of life, and that it allows you to perform better at everything you do while developing the mindset and confidence to become the best version of yourself. At Jensen Fitness, Shayne’s vision is focused on creating optimal performance in individuals while empowering them to become their best selves through health and fitness.


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