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How to Raise Metabolism and Lose Weight

Updated on June 12, 2014

Unwanted Pounds

Do you want to lose weight? Then try raising your metabolism. Metabolism is a biochemical process that relates to weight control. Resting metabolic rate is where the body burns calories. The higher your metabolic rater the faster calories burn. If you desire to shed unwanted pounds you will have to increase the rate that you burn energy. There is no easy way to lose weight, it will not happen on its own.

Do you want to lose weight, but believe you have a slow metabolism? First of all, what is this thing called metabolism? It is the rate at which the body burns fuel or calories. A body in motion, remains in motion. If you want to make a positive changes in your health and weight, get up, get moving and keep moving!

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobics exercises, are a wonderful way to increase your metabolism, burn fat and lose weight. Do you remember how you used to run and jump and play all day as a child? We naturally did aerobics without knowing it. We were always huffing and puffing and running in and out of the house for water!

Aerobic exercise, increases blood circulation and gets the heart going. Twenty minutes of exercise about three times a week is a good jumping-off place. Work up to thirty minutes three times a week. You don't have to spend a lot of money for a gym membership to start an aerobic program. A set of exercise steps, or a small re-bounder will do just fine.

Weight Training

Weight training will help your to build muscle mass. With an increase of muscle mass you metabolism kicks into high gear. It is also good to help improve bone density, improve coordination, balance and burn calories all day long.

When doing weight training it is important to learn the proper techniques. Research indicates a single set of 12 repetitions with the appropriate weight can help build muscle as efficiently as can three sets of the same exercise. Don't forget to start slowly and take time to rest 24 hours between exercising each muscle group.

Foods that Increase Metabolism

  • Green tea charges your metabolism and aids in weight loss.
  • Grapefruit can help to speed up the body's ability to burn fat . Grapefruit also blocks enzymes that cause fat storage.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar energizes the metabolism and help with weight loss. You can prepare a drink of apple vinegar and honey. Prepare a drink with 1 - 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar with 8 oz of water. Sweeten to taste with a little honey
  • Kangen Water will help to calm and super-hydrate your body.  Many times, we feel that we are hungry, but the truth is, we are thirsty.  If when you feel hungry you drink a glass of Kangen water you will fell satisfied and energized.


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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Fine piece as to content, but this needs Spell Check and a careful look at words which are spelled correctly but are the wrong word. Don't handicap your thoughtful writing by less thought to the proofreading. Your thoughts and presentation are great, so go the extra mile.

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      Shalah Chayil 4 years ago from Billings, Montana

      Great tips and information on losing that weight you want to get rid of.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Great hub! Good info.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Good, I just need to start paying attention! :-)

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      If you can get out, exercise inside. I bought an exercise bike on Craigslist for $50! Thanks for your support Genna!

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Excellent hub. Exercise is soooo vital too, and has many benefits. I never knew about the apple cider vinegar. Thanks for sharing, and a vote up!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      vydyulashashi, obesity is the gateway to many diseases. American especially had a terrible diet. Too many fast food restaurants.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Teltale, you are right, there is Chinese tea that helps you to lose weight. It is called oo-long tea.

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      vydyulashashi 6 years ago from Hyderabad,India

      Obesity will be a gateway for many diseases.

      This hub is worth for people who are seeking for weight loss.

      God Bless You!

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      telltale 6 years ago

      Always knew that weight loss has something to do with metabolism, but don't know much details about it. The Chinese always say that tea, in general, 'wash' out the fat from the system, and you have included green tea as some of the foods that increase metabolism. Now, I know abit more and should I need to lose some weight, I will definitely follow some of the things you suggested. Thanks for the Hub!

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