Tips to Boost Your Metabolism!

Want some easy tips to boost your metabolism try these healthy foods or use one of the tips below. If you haven’t been to one of our studios, why not check us out and really boost your metabolism. We offer hot yoga classes in Vancouver and the lower mainland.

  1. By strength-training just a couple of times a week, for example, you’ll reverse 50% of the seemingly inevitable metabolism slow-down that comes with age. Try one of our Fast & Furious or Power Core Classes to add in strength training to your routine. Check out one of our Yoga & Fitness Studios in Vancouver, Burnaby and the Tri-Cities.
  2. The next time you run, swim, walk or even at one of our classes, ramp up the intensity for 30-second intervals, returning to your normal speed afterward. Using this strategy will help you consume more oxygen and make your cell powerhouses, the mitochondria, work harder to burn energy. Combine this with our infrared heating and you will definately get a kick start.
  3. Not only does muscle weigh more than fat, but it uses more energy, too. The average woman in her 30s who strength-trains 30 to 40 minutes twice a week for four months will increase her resting metabolism by 100 calories a day
  4. Green tea has long been heralded for its antioxidant polyphenols. But new evidence shows the active ingredient, catechin, may crank up metabolism
  5. It’s one of the most frustrating realities of dieting—if you cut out too many calories, your metabolism thinks times are lean and puts the breaks on fat-burning to conserve energy, the trick to keeping your metabolism revved up while dieting: Eat enough calories to at least match your resting metabolic rate. That’s about 1,330 calories for a 5-feet-4-inch, 150-pound, 40-year-old woman.
  6. Exercise is a gift to yourself that keeps on giving. In a phenomenon known as excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), your body can take hours to recover from a robust workout (one intense enough that you can’t hold a conversation) and return to its previous resting metabolic rate. The windfall: Your body is actually burning more calories than it normally would—even after you’ve finished exercising. Our fusion classes are great for this. Find out more about Yoga & Fitness in Vancouver here.
  7. Make sure you eat breakfast. Eating a nutrient-rich morning meal (like oatmeal with almonds and berries, or a spinach-and-feta omelet with a slice of whole-grain toast) shortly after getting out of bed literally wakes up your metabolism. “Eating breakfast gets the engine going and keeps it going”
  8. Noshing throughout the day is a proven strategy to help you curb hunger and eat fewer calories overall. Now, experts are promoting nibbling versus gorging as a way to keep metabolism running by holding blood sugar levels steady and preventing weight-gain-promoting insulin spikes. Enjoying six small meals a day should do the trick; keep them around 300 calories each, or divide your usual day’s calories by six.
  9. Your body digests protein more slowly than fat or carbs, so you feel full longer (this is especially true when you have it for breakfast). Plus, it may also give your metabolism a bump. In a process called thermogenesis, your body uses about 10% of its calorie intake for digestion. So, because it takes longer to burn protein than carbs or fat, your body expends more energy absorbing the nutrients in a high-protein diet

Attend one of our many classes in the infrared heat and you will be hooked. We offer a wide range of yoga and fitness classes all throughout the lowermainlaind. We have studios in Vancouver, Burnaby, the Tri-Cities and out in the Valley. Make sure to check us out today!