If you are struggling with some unwanted extra pounds and your goal is to burn more calories, a healthy diet and a weight loss gym routine are the best places to start. There are simple ways to improve your fitness without resorting to a life of being calorie deficient and experiencing constant hunger.
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
You’ve likely heard that a slow metabolism makes it impossible to burn enough calories to lose weight. In fact, you may have been chasing this myth for most of your life.
The reality is that your age, gender, and genetics can influence your metabolic rate. However, your metabolism can be boosted using a few methods.
In other words, there is hope!
Here’s what to know about the best ways to increase metabolism and burn more calories without relying on calorie-deficient meals.
What is Metabolism?
It is a complicated process, but in the simplest terms, your body converts what you drink and eat into energy. This process is called metabolism.
Many consider low metabolism the reason behind how easily (or how difficult) our bodies gain or lose weight. Although it is true that our metabolism slows down as we age, you can find ways to boost your metabolism.
3 Top Ways To Boost Your Metabolism
If you believe you have a sluggish metabolic rate, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Moving your body will help.
A study with people of all ages revealed that elevating your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) levels helps lower body weight and decrease fatness levels compared to people who do not move their bodies. So it makes sense that a slower metabolism occurs when you are less active.
Want to increase your RMR? Muscle mass increases your resting metabolism rate, and regular endurance exercise can prevent your metabolism from slowing down.
Group workouts with specific exercises can help. To bump up your metabolism, try these tips:
Putting on some extra muscle will lead to a speedier metabolism, even when you’re outside the weight room. Several studies confirm that resistance training increased RMR, sometimes by over seven percent. In other words, resistance training is excellent for maintaining a healthy metabolism.
Similar to resistance training is weight training. However, the goal of strength workouts is to get stronger with heavier weights and fewer reps.
Kettlebells are used in one of the most effective strength training programs. Kettlebell exercises allow you to burn fat with high-intensity, full-body workouts while sculpting your body from head to toe. Using kettlebells in your fitness and weight loss gym routine will challenge your body, build strength, promote lean muscle mass, and increase metabolism.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
This type of training is one of the best ways to prevent a slowing metabolism. High-intensity interval training alternates between intense anaerobic exercise and short rest periods. However, one of the greatest benefits of HIIT is what occurs after your workout.
A well-designed high-intensity interval training workout continues to burn calories long after you finish exercising and blast the fat away. This is called the “afterburn effect.”
Technically, the process is called EPOC. It stands for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. It may sound overly complicated, but all you have to know is that EPOC allows the body to continue to burn calories. It does this even after you exercise.
- Research has shown that HIIT can burn almost 200 extra calories after exercising
- There is also evidence that HIIT helps your body build and preserve muscle mass, even as you age
A Final Thought
Our group workouts at FBCC are small enough to ensure you receive personal attention and feel comfortable, but big enough, so you feel motivated and inspired by others.
Our supportive and motivating group workout classes at Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC) will encourage you. You’ll get loads of positive support from your others in the classes that will keep you coming back.
Not only are our small group classes great for getting an intense workout in a short period of time, but FBBC sessions will also keep the body burning extra calories for up to 36 hours after each workout.
We hope you will use these tips to increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Join us today at Fit Body Boot Camp and begin your journey to optimum health.