The 25 Best Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

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Your metabolism is key to helping your body grow and function. Boundless explains that “metabolism is a combination of chemical reactions that are spontaneous and release energy and chemical reactions that are non-spontaneous and require energy in order to proceed.”

HIIT training is an excellent form of exercise to rev up your metabolism. Bartram explains that you will “benefit from a phenomenon called EPOC, Excess Post exercise oxygen consumption…This means your body is taking longer to recover; therefore, being more metabolically efficient even while recovering from the workout.” Photo Credit: ShutterstockClick Here to See Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism ","credit":"","creditUrl":"","source":"http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/501574/slide_501574_6988250_original.jpg","thumbnail":{"url":{"fileName":"5b9b2d973c00006600094d08.jpeg","type":"hectorUrl"},"credit":"","width":700,"height":509},"title":"HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training","type":"image","meta":null,"summary":null,"badge":null},"provider":null},{"embedData":{"type":"hector","url":"https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b9b2d971f0000500020c277.jpeg","queryParams":{},"width":700,"height":509,"credit":""},"type":"image","common":{"id":"5b9b2d97e4b03a1dcc752c8e","caption":"These movements “require more muscle and nervous system activation, compared to traditional “bodybuilding” routines which are typically “isolation” type of movements,” Bartram says. 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Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Clark Bartram, president of Frog Fitness, explains a variety of things you can do on a daily basis to boost your metabolism – HITT training, supplementation, eating organic and consuming fish oil, just to name a few. His 30+ years of experience in the industry have earned him the reputation of “America’s Most Trusted Fitness Professional.”

Completely get rid of the idea that eating slows down your metabolism, because the truth is that eating actually causes an increase in your metabolic rate; starving yourself won’t help you either.

Boosting your metabolism is extremely important for weight loss and general health. Individuals who are overweight are at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, back pain, stroke and osteoarthritis. While losing weight helps improve your immune system, gives you more energy, lowers your cholesterol levels and helps you sleep better.

If you want to achieve your fitness goals and feel more confident, one of the most important things to do is boost your metabolism – burn more calories. Continue reading for some of the best ways to boost your metabolism.

– Nicole Dossantos, The Active Times

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