The path to health is a daily journey. Sometimes it seems like a walk through a peaceful meadow and other days it feels like an epic climb up a mountain. This is particularly true when weight and energy are concerned. A lot of women want to do activities during the day or after work like playing tennis, going for a hike or walk, and so forth, but many don’t have the energy to do so. Sometimes this is due to having a low functioning or inefficient metabolism. There are small changes that can be made regarding metabolism that can add up over time. This article will be sharing a few methods to help improve your metabolism.
There used to be a saying that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. It turns out that this is partially true, because giving your body some nutrition in the morning kickstarts your metabolism. Studies have shown that just giving your body a few calories in the morning can help to improve your metabolic function by about 10%. This of course is more efficient if the food or drink your ingesting is something healthy. When you do this, your body knows it’s time to start the day and it begins the process of preparing to remove waste from the previous day. Something simple with carbs and protein can wake up your mind and make you ready to face the day’s challenges. If food isn’t your thing in the morning, try a smoothie or even healthy coffee with collagen and MTC oil.
One of the best things that a person can do for themselves is to take on some kind of exercise routine in the morning. This doesn’t mean that it has to be an intense, pulse pounding exercise, just that you do a small amount of movement enough to get your heart rate up. Morning stretches or yoga can be a great example of that. If you stretch your limbs and engage the muscles in your core each morning, you’re far less likely to sustain injury from minor twists, turns, and reaches that you do during your work day.
When your body has the right nutrients, it will function on a more efficient level. B vitamins can help to stimulate your metabolism. They do this by giving your body the ability to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy that you will need throughout the day. This is why it’s great to have some eggs with whole grain toast in the morning. Taking just a little bit extra can help you to convert that food into energy so you can be productive and burn calories all from morning until night.
According to healthline.com, consuming adequate amounts of the eight B complex vitamins puts you on the path to a healthy diet. Some top sources of B vitamins include meat (especially liver), seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, legumes, leafy greens, seeds and fortified foods, such as breakfast cereal and nutritional yeast.
These simple rituals are small changes that can be made that can add up over time to make a significant difference with your metabolism and weight loss efforts.