If you’ve had problems loosing weight in the past, part of the reason can be a slower metabolism. Your metabolism dictates how fast you burn calories and that can depend on a number of things. For instance, super low calorie diets can actually slow your metabolism. The body responds to the excessively low calorie intake by insuring all vital organs receive enough energy to remain healthy. It slows down the number of calories you burn to conserve calories. Even if you have a slow metabolism, you can change that. Boosting your metabolism can start with a program of regular exercise.
Exercise helps you shed pounds while you’re doing it.
That’s not a surprising statement. Most people understand that to shed extra weight, they need to either eat fewer calories, burn more calories or do both. However, a program of regular exercise also helps you in another way. It builds muscle tissue. Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain than fat tissue does so you’ll be burning more calories 24/7 the more muscle tissue you build. That means you’ll be boosting your metabolism.
You don’t have to be bored or dread your workout either.
Exercising alone can be a drag. That’s why people find it easier to succeed when they workout with others in a group setting. Everyone cheers each other on to success and has fun doing the exercises. It provides a more social situation, making it enjoyable and more like a game than a workout. You’ll get plenty of support when you workout with a group, too. Enjoying the activity keeps you motivated.
Not only will you boost your metabolism with a program of regular exercise, you’ll get other benefits.
Did you know that for every minute you exercise, you extend your life seven minutes or longer? Those extra years you gain are healthier too. You’ll be enjoying life more not only now, but in your senior years as well. You’ll also improve your flexibility to help prevent injury and build your strength. Your endurance will improve too. You’ll be able to dance all night, also boosting your metabolism.
Exercise stimulates the brain and protects the health of the neuronal synapses, which protects them and keeps your cognitive thinking clear and healthy.
Your skin will look healthier when you exercise. Not only does exercise send oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all parts of the body, it also stimulates the creation of antioxidants and adult stem cells to keep you looking younger.
You’ll help keep serious conditions at bay. Exercise can help prevent serious conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and even osteoporosis. In fact, some studies show it actually helps control some of these conditions better than some medications.
Regular exercise can also help you sleep better at night. A good night’s sleep keeps you going strong and won’t leave you craving sugary treats for energy.