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Boost your metabolism and loose weight

29/12/2016 11:34
Posted By AOL INT



Boost your metabolism

Weight loss for some can be fun, and for some a complete nightmare. While some may hit the gym to lose those extra pounds, others may resort to crash dieting and weight loss pills. The urge to lose weight can actually end up doing more harm than good. While losing weight is crucial, more importance should be placed on losing it the right way. One of the keys to a safe weight loss program is keeping the metabolism high - on and off the floor. Restricting your diet helps to a certain extent, but boosting the metabolism can really help speed up the weight loss process.

Here are a few tips that can help you reach your desired weight target by merely keeping the metabolism high!


Cardio training

Set the alarm, put on your sneakers and go for a run. There’s no alternate to this one. One has to introduce a cardio activity if she/he is looking for losing weight. This will help you to start burning those extra calories as the metabolism increases during the time of activity. Start by a 20 min cardio activity and slowly increase it. This will also help you build your stamina and stay more active in day-to-day activities.


Weight training

Another proven way of shedding weight is weight training. A brief session of weight training of 30-40 minutes a day can help to keep the metabolism high for the next few hours, which in turn aids in weight loss. Weight training helps the body get in good shape and also inspires you to eat and stay healthy.


What to do?

You can find many cardio- and weight training exercises on the internet, or visit your local gym.



While it may seem as just some body twists, yoga is actually quite beneficial in boosting the metabolism. The yoga poses not only strengthen the core muscles but also tone them.

Here are a few yoga poses that can help you to keep up the metabolism. Click on the pictures for more information about the poses.

Kapal Bhati Pranayama


  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Improves digestive tract functioning
  • Results in a taut and trimmed down belly

Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana

  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Enhances digestive system functioning
  • Improves blood circulation


  • Tones the thighs, knees and legs
  • Helps get rid of cellulite
  • Improves body posture


  • Enhances digestion
  • Stretches and tones the abdominal organs
  • Strengthens the lower back

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The mind is stronger than the body, since it’s the mind that keeps you going even when the body grows tired. We must work towards keeping the mind healthy as well as the body. This is where meditation can help you. Meditation brings focus and makes your mind more alert. It also helps you to visualize your end result - a new leaner you. Visualization is another good practice that makes your physical efforts easier as you have already visualized and experienced the effort at a very subtle level. Make a meditation a daily practice and see the change for yourself.

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Eat Light, Eat Right, Eat Often

While there are many ongoing controversies on what to and what not to eat, going green is definitely a safe option. Eating veggies is lighter on the stomach, keeps fats at bay, and is digested easily - which in turn again keeps the metabolism activated.

Eating often results in keeping the pseudo hunger at bay and avoids one from getting into emotional eating. Eating often also keeps the metabolism ticking and is yet another good way to weight loss!

Remember that your body reflects your state of mind. A sharper mind can result in a sharper body and vice versa. So, if you are still looking for the magic mantra, it’s all of the above.






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