The key to boosting your metabolism is not to do just one exercise for a long time. In order to get your metabolism going, you have to keep your body guessing with different exercises. There are a lot of metabolic workouts that are great on their own, but when incorporated with others, they will give you maximum results. Knowing the ins and outs of exercise science will give you great insight on how to create a metabolic workout for yourself. This course will help you understand the science of exercise better, so you can get the best metabolic workout that you can. You will not only learn the benefits of exercise, but also the history of exercise and how you can make exercise a lifestyle and maintain it.
Boost Your Metabolism with Exercise
There are many ways you can boost your metabolism. However, if you just do one of those techniques for a long time, your body will get used to it and you will no longer see the changes in your body that you once longed for. This is why it is important that you incorporate multiple types of metabolism-boosting habits into your life. Here are some metabolic workouts that you should alternate throughout your fitness regime to get the best results.
When it comes to cardio, you really can’t beat running. Be careful, though. You burn about 100 calories for every mile you run, so make sure to keep that in mind. Basically, don’t reward yourself with a doughnut after running two or three miles. You will be making steps back instead of steps forward when you reward your work with high-calorie foods. Running is one of those activities where it doesn’t matter what shape you are in or what age you are. If you are able-bodied, you can go out and use those legs, no matter how fast or slow. And that thing called the “runner’s high?” It’s real. A few years ago, The New York Times published a story that took a closer look at that runner’s high and what causes it. Like all exercise, you have to be patient to see results. It might be hard at first, but the more you practice and keep at it, the further you will be able to go and the faster you will get.
Like running, swimming is another great form of cardio. Because of water’s buoyancy, swimming causes less stress on your skeletal system. This is great for those who have stiff muscles and joints, those who are overweight or suffer from arthritis. If you want to up the ante, swimming also gives you increased muscle tone and strength. It can also be aerobic and anaerobic exercise, depending on the intensity and length of your workout. Aerobic swims are longer in duration at an easy-to-moderate pace. This type of exercise is good for endurance building. Anaerobic swims are much higher in intensity but take less time. Sprints are a great example of anaerobic swimming. This type of swimming is good to build muscle and burn calories. There are a number of strokes you can do while swimming. In order to work the most amount of muscle groups, it is important to know how to do them all. One of the more difficult strokes is the butterfly. This stroke takes a strong upper body, overall muscle strength and endurance. To learn how to do this stroke, we offer a course on butterfly swimming.
- High Intensity Interval Training
Swimming and running are great cardio activities, but if you want to really boost your metabolism, you have to do high intensity interval training. What that basically means is you have to alternate high intensity bursts for 30 seconds to a minute and then go back to what you were doing. What this does is strain your body so your heart works harder to recover while it is engaged in a rest activity, such as an aerobic swim or run. Incorporate these quick bursts into your cardio for maximum metabolism results.
- Strength Training
Cardio is good for burning calories, but if you really want to boost your metabolism, you have to incorporate strength training into your routine. Similar to high intensity interval training, strength training raises your metabolism after you have finished with your exercises. With this kind of training, you will also be able to convert fat into muscle, which will also help to boost your metabolism. Whether its’ lean muscle or bulk muscle, building any kind of muscle is better than having extra fat on your body because muscles are more metabolically active than fat.
Because you have so many different muscle groups, you will be able to work a different group each day, resulting in a diverse workout week. This is also important for your metabolism because the body will be constantly guessing what is next and will not get complacent as it would if it were to do the same exercise every day.
Of course, there are different types of strength training. You can strength train to get lean muscle or you can strength train to bulk up. Both will help you gain muscle, but deciding on which one to choose is up to you and what you want for your body. When it comes to getting lean muscle, don’t be afraid of heavy weights. It’s good to go heavy every once in a while and one or two heavy lifting days won’t automatically make you bulk. When it comes to bulking, you not only need heavy lifting days, but you need to eat a diet heavy in protein and calories in order to get the bulk you want.
The point of this piece, however is to boost metabolism. The best way to do so with strength training is, like with cardio, to do high intensity interval training with the weights. This means upping the number of repetitions and doing them at an intense rate with little rest time in between sets. The more reps and sets you do at an intense rate, the better you will be able to boost your metabolism.
Yoga is an all-over body exercise that is great to incorporate into your fitness lifestyle. If you are sore from strength training, you can do a yoga session to stretch out your sore muscles. Not only does yoga stretch your muscles, but it strengthens them as well. In addition to that, yoga is a form of mediation, which has been proven to decrease stress. And stress hurts your metabolism. So incorporating yoga into your weekly fitness regime will help you balance out your health and fitness, resulting in stronger and more flexible muscles and a relaxed body and mind. To learn more about yoga and how to practice it, we offer this course, which is a 14-day hatha yoga for detox and weight loss. With a different session each time, you will keep your body guessing and keep your metabolism going.
Eat to Boost
Getting your metabolism revved up is not just about the workouts, however. In order to get the best results, you need to tweak your workouts and your diet to achieve maximum fitness results. When it comes to eating to boost your metabolism, there are a few things you need to know.
When it comes to diet, you need to eat clean and you need to make sure you are getting proper nutrition. What that means is that you should be looking at labels. How many ingredients do you recognize on the label? If the ingredients you recognize are less than the ingredients you do not recognize, that food item should be taken out of your diet. Eating clean means eating food with as little to no chemicals or processed ingredients in them as possible. Feed your body the food it was intended to consume. When you start eliminating processed ingredients and chemicals from your diet, you will see a huge change in your overall health. That’s because the body knows how to process natural ingredients best.
For so long, we have been told that fat is bad. That is not necessarily the truth. Certain fats are bad. Unsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids are all healthy fats that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and increase overall heart risk. So, fat isn’t all that bad at all as long as you are consuming the right kind.
Seven types of foods that help speed up your metabolism are listed in this blog post. They include foods like garlic, strawberries, green tea, and more. For more information on how food can help your entire body and health, you can take this course. In it, you will learn how you can use food to help ailments as a substitute to synthetic medicine, proving eating clean does more than just help your metabolism.