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Are Your Workouts Sabotaging Your Weight Loss? Use These 5 Tips to Boost Your Metabolism
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Summary: Want to make sure you boost your metabolism as much as possible to help you lose weight? Read this article to learn how.

You’ve been working your butt off for months but you haven’t seen a change on the scale. What’s going on? You might be messing up your metabolism with your workouts. It seems counterintuitive, right? You may think that your exercise routine should be helping your metabolism but, in reality, it could be making things worse.

Metabolism is the biochemical process in which your body converts what you eat into energy. This process, however, can be increased by positive habits or decreased by negative ones. Some people have stressed out their bodies and hormones, resulting in a reduced metabolism, by over-exercising and under nourishing themselves. If you think this might be you, here are five things to try to help boost your metabolism to keep your body healthy and fit.

  
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  1. Don’t overdo it. Intense exercise causes stress. While exercise can be great for relieving stress, if you over do things then you’re going over the threshold for positive outcomes and falling into the trap of stressing your body, and your metabolism, even more.
  1. Include intensity and variety. You’ve probably heard the term “Cardio Queen”. Nowadays it isn’t spoken of in a positive light. It may seem like doing a lot of cardio is a great way to lose weight since it burns more calories, but hours of cardio puts more stress on your body and doesn’t necessarily help your metabolism. Focus on shorter, more intense workouts just a few times a week and keep mixing things up to keep your body guessing.
  1. Workout in the morning. Working out first thing in the morning, followed by a high protein breakfast, can help speed up your metabolism for the entire day. If you can’t get up early to work out, know that working out at any time is better than not at all, but give the morning sweat session a try if you can.
  1. Focus on strength training. Sure, cardio burns more calories in the moment, but having lean muscle on your body boosts your resting metabolism and can help you burn more calories in the long run. Cardio, on the other hand, can burn muscle as fuel. Focus on the strength training and keep cardio to short intervals.
  1. Listen to your body. Your body is pretty darn smart. The hard part, however, is taking the time and practice to listen to what it’s telling you. Pay attention to your appetite, your cravings, and your energy level. If any of those things aren’t doing so well, it’s time to make a change.



 

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