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Healthy Metabolism: Beyond Diet and Exercise

Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning and are considered the holy grail of weight loss. But your metabolism is responsible for more than just burning fat. It helps with breathing, blood circulation, body temperature control, digesting food, and other things. There are a bunch of different things that make your metabolism what it is. Here are ways you can achieve a healthy metabolism beyond diet and exercise.

De-Stress More

Research suggests that excessive stress levels cause your metabolism to stall. Experts believe that chronic stress stimulates the production of betatrophin, a protein that prevents the development of an enzyme needed to break down fat. Guided imagery and meditations are some great ways to de-stress.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep itself does not decrease metabolism. However, lack of sleep can create a hormone imbalance that dysregulates the hormones related to hunger and appetite. For instance, not getting enough sleep can cause a person to be hungrier throughout the day. Plus, it can also cause cravings for sugary foods. Essentially, lack of sleep makes it a lot harder to eat in a way that helps you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Stand Up More

Standing up is vital for those wanting to boost their metabolism. Simply put, long periods of sitting equate to fewer calories burned. Growing research supports a link between poor posture and obesity. Poor posture results from sitting too often and for long periods. Investing in a standing desk or taking short breaks during the day so you can stand up and move around more can help.

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While it might seem like a good idea to drop weight quickly through a crash diet or other fads, those can cause your body to get run down quickly. Staying consistent is critical for metabolic health, and participating in clinical research studies can also help! To learn more about the enrolling metabolic health opportunities here at Synergy Healthcare, call us at (941) 896-4948, or visit our website.

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