We all age, don’t we? The metabolism of the body slows down as we age. So the next challenge is to keep the metabolism going along with the age. On this World Health Day, we bring to you some of the options which one can consider introducing into their lifestyle to refine their health.
A good night sleep of eight hours can work wonders on the body as good rest can enhance the metabolism. A sleep deprived person tends to grab something to eat feeling low on energy. A bag of chips or a donut caters to your body needs for that time but on the longer run, it starts eating your body out.
Break the Fast
It is also important to wake up the internal system as early as possible. Hence it is advisable to give more importance to the first meal of the day. Ensure to cultivate good eating habits like introducing fresh fruits, muesli and cereals in your breakfast.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
60 to 70% of your body comprises of water. It would be a great idea to keep yourself hydrated all day long. This would also help you to keep your pseudo-hunger at bay thus avoiding you from indulging in junk food or piling up excess calories.]
Eat Right, Eat Wise
Breaking your meals into 4 to 5 small meals would help keep the metabolism high. Introducing more fibre rich vegetables and pulses should do the trick for you. Try replacing your in-between meals snack bar with almonds or nuts the next time. Getting your dairy supplement from low fat cheese or curd also helps fulfil your daily calcium requirements and enhances the metabolism.
A sedentary lifestyle not only leaves you exposed to a number of diseases but also makes it difficult to get it back on track. Move out of you comfort zone by starting with a 20 minute walk. This will make you feel energetic, burn approximately around 200 calories and pump up your metabolism.