These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism



First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body converts food into energy or burns calories. According to Harvard medical researchers, when your body is still, you're using the calories from food and beverages to continue running or to store as fat. Therefore, if you have a fast metabolism, on average your body will burn more calories both at rest and while it's active.

So how do you increase your metabolism in order to burn more calories and store less fat? There are a lot of theories surrounding different calorie-burning foods and drinks. However, one of the most surefire ways to do so is through exercise, especially since muscle increases your resting metabolic rate. Cardio workouts, especially HIIT exercises that combine both weight and cardio, will also rev up your metabolism.

If working out makes your eyes roll into the back of your head, trust us, we get it. The thing is, you need to burn more calories than you consume in order to lose weight. As such, below, we've lined up some simple exercises (videos included!) to build muscle and help your body rev up its calorie-burning abilities. Ready? Keep scrolling!

Before starting a new fitness regimen, please check with your physician.

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