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How to Naturally Increase Your Metabolism

 

 

Eat Something Spicy

 

Peppers contain a compound called capsaicin, when studied it was shown to regulate the release of hunger hormones and temporally increase metabolism.

Sit Less

 

Sitting for 3 hours or more per day is associated with a 74% increase in risk of developing metabolic syndrome- a condition that puts you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Prolonged sitting also puts you at risk for insulin sensitivity.

 

Wash Your Veggies or Go Organic

 

Researchers found in cells studied pollutants were stored in fat tissue causing inflammation and affecting the pathways that regulate metabolism.

 

SLEEP

 

In the bodies of people who lack proper sleep studies have shown a reduced amount of calories burned during rest and basic bodily function such as pumping blood, breathing etc. Considering we are at rest generally 65%-70% of our day this can make a huge impact on our overall metabolism.

 

Turn the Heat Down… Or Up

 

Since most of us now rely on a home heating/cooling system were generally pretty comfortable creatures. When facing extremes in hot or cold our body has to work harder thus for burn more calories in order to regulate our internal temperature.

 

 

Natasha Ingram

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