Exercising as we all know has many benefits. It truly is the one entity that can slow down the aging process. We also know that implementing a regular exercise routine also contributes to weight loss. Your metabolism plays a key roll in to just how quickly your body can burn that excess fat and in turn lose that weight.
Studies have shown us that a proper exercise routine helps increase your metabolism, which is very important if you want to shed those unnecessary pounds and increase your weight loss or at least get closer to your goal. Your metabolism is measured by your metabolic rate, or the rate at which your body uses energy. I won't go into detail as to how to calculate your metabolic rate, but for now just knowing that a higher metabolic rate is very important to a successful weight loss campaign.
Here are some suggestions that you can implement today to help increase your metabolism and lose some weight in no time.
Start out by implementing an exercise routine that utilizes weights no less than three days per week. Studies have shown that a regular weight training regimen increases a person's metabolic rate on average by eight percent.
During your weight routine take a shorter break in between exercises and sets. Twenty-five to Thirty seconds is ample time before you are ready to move on to the next movement.
Upon completion of your weight training routine ingest a healthy shake made up of a protein powder supplement mixed water. There is a variety on the market and the best ones out there have Whey protein in them. A visit to your local GNC or Vitamin Shoppe can help you find one that is right for you.
Add in twenty minutes of vigorous cardiovascular activity three days per week, preferably not on weight training days, and for better results, first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Your body is prime first thing in the morning as it is ready to use those fat storage areas as energy. So help your body out and get going first thing in the morning.
Finally split your meals up throughout the day. Eat six smaller meals every two and a half to three hours daily. Each meal should have an equal portion size of protein, carbohydrates and leafy green vegetables with a portion size being the same size as your clenched fist.
By following these tips and keeping it as simple as possible you will be on your way to increasing your metabolism, building your muscle volume and losing weight. Even more important beyond those benefits you will become healthier and stronger.
Just remember as with all or any exercise routine or nutrition program, you should consult with your physician and get a complete physical prior to starting. They will let you know where you stand as far as your weight, metabolism and so on. Also while you are there get your blood work done and get your cholesterol measured. This is another good measuring stick you can use to make sure you are headed in a healthier direction.
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Mr. Tucker is the senior editor for Weight Loss Nation, an online weight loss resource where you can learn about various weight loss tips, tricks and techniques.
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