How To: Fire up your metabolism

Fire up your metabolism

This video focuses on strategies you can use to boost your metabolism--one-step needed in order to lose belly fat. Obtaining a faster metabolism will train your body to burn more calories throughout the day. The first step to boost your metabolism is through strength training, which means developing leaner muscle mass. This will result in long-term investment for caloric burning. The second step involves exercising in the morning; this will help you burn calories more easily throughout the day. If you have a sedentary job, it is important to work your muscles somehow, an important exercise to accomplish this is call static contraction. This exercise involves contracting all the muscles in your body for a total of ten seconds. This uses a sufficient amount of calories, which increases your body temperature, indicating the raise your metabolism. You can also increase your metabolism nutritionally by supporting your thyroid function. The proper function of thyroid hormones heavily depends on minerals such as iodine and selenium. The best sources of iodine are sea vegetables, which include nori, kelp, etc. Brazil nuts are a good source of selenium. Stress also contributes to slowing down of metabolism. Reducing stress through walking, yoga, or meditation will reduce stress on your body's adrenal gland and will lower the stress on your thyroid gland. The final step to boost your metabolism is by eating negative calorie foods such as fibrous foods, which include asparagus, celery, and broccoli. The body must work a little harder to digest these foods and as a result helps you burn more calories.

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