Why wait until January to create change for yourself! The time is now to start living healthier with an In-Shape Attitude. With school back in session and summer get-togethers dying down, it’s the perfect time to get back on track with your eating & exercising habits. Take September by storm and kick yourself into gear with these 8 tips on how to boost your metabolism and tone your body!

Let’s break this down into three important aspects of your day: Nutrition, Exercise, and Recharge.

 

Nutrition:

Drink water and lots of it! If you can, drink 2 glasses of water prior to eating each meal. Among the many benefits of drinking water, 2 glasses can help fill you up and consume less at each meal, ultimately leading to weight loss.


Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or preferred green tea. These caffeinated beverages will speed up your heart rate providing a metabolic boost to your system!


Be sure to eat breakfast. As many have advised, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, giving you the energy and nutrients you need to avoid being irritable, restless, and tired. Don’t skip it!


Add some spice to your meals! A dash of your favorite spice in your dinner will add that little boost to your metabolism that your body needs to burn off those calories overnight!

 

Exercise:

Lift weights! This muscle stimulation can allow your body to lift your resting metabolic rate.


Go for an afternoon walk after eating lunch. It can give you both a break from your desk, while also helping you burn off some fat!

 

Recharge:

A good night’s rest is important. This means an approximate 8 hours each night will leave you energetic and ready to go for the day!


Laugh a lot! This is something that everyone should be doing at least a few times a day. It is said that 10 minutes each day of laughter helps burn off energy!

 

References:

http://greatist.com/health/11-scientifically-proven-ways-boost-metabolism

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/How-Boost-Your-Metabolism-All-Day-34800043?stream_view=1&utm_source=womenshealthmag.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange#photo-37684747