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Increase Your Metabolism: Naturally!

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Yes, there are ways that you can increase your metabolism naturally! Start speeding up your metabolism through nutrition and fitness. Read below.

Metabolism-Boosting Foods
Food does some amazing things for our bodies, including fight disease, so it’s not a suprise that some foods naturally boost your metabolism. Try adding some of the following foods to your diet each day:

– green tea
– oatmeal
– grapefruit
– broccoli
– hot peppers
– low-fat dairy
– acai juice
– lean meats

Metabolism-Boosting Exercises
Burning calories means adding activity to our lifestyles, and exercise sessions are the real metabolism boosters. Try incorporating both cardio and strength exercises like:

– Cardiovascular: biking, brisk walking, elliptical trainers, climbing stairs, or aerobics class
– Muscle building: lifting weights, using resistance bands, push ups, squats, and chin-ups
– Circuit training: a combination of cardio exercise alternating with muscle-building exercises

Metabolism-Slowing Pitfalls

Just as there are natural ways to boost your metabolism, there are also natural ways you slow your metabolism–often without even knowing about it. Here are a few:

– Skipping meals–always eat breakfast!
– Sleeping less than 6 hours a night.
– Eating empty calorie foods–exchange them for low carb, low-fat, high nutrition foods.
– Choosing processed foods–exchange them for whole grains.

Source: www.fitday.com

To Happy, Healthy Living!
InCharge Fitness Team

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