Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Nutritious Metabolism Tips for Your Busy Week

Improving your Metabolism with these simple rules!!

Sip on black coffee to boost your metabolism. 
Caffeine, especially natural caffeine, like unsweetened coffee and green tea can get your metabolism moving.

Jump Squats rev your calorie burn.
Doing a jump squat or any other type of plyometric(jump) training exercise will burn a high amounts of calories. These exercises need a great amount of muscle and cardiovascular effort to complete the exercise, leading to a high calorie expenditure.  For examples of how to do jump squats check out the link below.

Take at least one yoga class a week.
Try a yoga class at your local gym for improved mind and body function. Yoga is a great way to calm yourself from a stressful schedule, leading to improved focus, better workouts outside of yoga and even a happier digestive system.

When you achieve one goal. Make a new one.
Exercise and healthy eating is meant to be a lifestyle. If you achieve one of your major goals, dont stop there! Think of something else to work for like being able to do a pull up again or running a mile 30 seconds faster than before. Don't lose your drive. Stay motivated with fresh goals!

Sleep Sleep Sleep.
Try to aim for 7 and a half hours that is average for most people. The University of Maryland Medical Center advises though that everyone is different when it comes to the amount of sleep your body requires. If you feel refreshed when you wake up, then you had the right amount for your individual needs.


P.S.  Keep an eye out, I will be randomly sharing some of my secrets to staying slim and healthy.  Please feel free to comment or ask me questions.

Related Links:
Jump Squats- http://binged.it/RZS7dj

Yoga and Digestion- http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5839/7-Ways-Yoga-Can-Aid-Digestion.html

Sleep Info- http://www.umm.edu/sleep/normal_sleep.htm

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