- One of the main reasons why people decide not to
give up smoking,
and sadly, the reason why some people take it up is the effect
smoking supposedly has on weight gain or loss. It is true that
smoking has been associated with an increase in metabolism it is a
drug!! However it is a dangerous, addictive
drug and surely the tiny effect it has on your metabolism is
outweighed by the huge risk of dying from lung cancer.
Drink More Water
- You can live three weeks without food, However you can only live
for three days without fluid, just think 3 days and its all over,
one could suggest that
water is fairly important! Your body is
anywhere between 60 and 70 percent fluid. The fluid in your body is
responsible for helping to keep every system of your body in good
working order, including all of your metabolic processes.
De-hydrate and everything slows down. The fluid in your body will
also ensure that you can move well and be active. If you start to
dehydrate, your body’s ability to do basic activities will slow down
and your ability to exercise effectively or even enjoy exercise will
be reduced. You will feel tired, lethargic and will probably get a
Eat A Variety Of Foods
- For protection from the majority of illnesses such as heart
disease and cancer you need a variety of foods that deliver that mix
of nutrients and minerals. Aim to eat different colored fruits and
vegetables. Try to eat a different food each month. Eat an apple a
day as the apple pectin cleanses the body's digestive system by
removing toxins and therefore preventing degenerative health
problems such as cancer.
Relax For 20 Minutes a Day
- Relaxing for at least 20 minutes a day will go a long way to
reduce blood pressure and your reactions to stress. Sit or lie
somewhere comfortable, Breathe slowly in and out of the nostrils
breathing deeply into your abdomen. Say HAM as you inhale and SA as
you exhale. These suggestions are charged with
positive energy and will help you control your emotions. Try once a
day for fantastic results.
Floss Every Day
- Flossing your teeth every day is the best way to
disease and protect your heart. Gum disease, which is left
untreated, can lead to inflammatory reactions in the body that can
trigger heart disease and stroke.
Drink More Tea
- Try drinking more tea instead of coffee to help protect your body
from damaging effects of free radicals. Tea is a rich source of
antioxidants that play a big role in protecting against some cancers
and cardiovascular disease.
- Aerobic activity not only burns calories but also increases your
metabolism and can keep it elevated for several hours after a
workout. You don' need to spend hours each day on the treadmill or
bike to reap the benefits.
Exercising aerobically for as little
as 20 minutes, three to five days a week will make a big difference.
Extra movement throughout the day is also essential, take the stairs
instead of the lift, lose the remote and move at every opportunity
Get More Sleep
- Lack of sleep changes your hormone levels and capacity to
metabolize carbohydrates so less sleep = slower metabolism. Studies
have revealed that deep sleep causes cell repair and cell growth,
which will speed up the metabolism and
burn calories. So aim to get
at least eight hours sleep a night.
Eat More Protein - Protein stimulates the major brain chemical dopamine which keeps
us alert, try chicken or tuna salads for lunch. Go for
carbohydrates rather than white flour and sugar, as they will
provide a sustained energy source as opposed to a quick hit.
Another reason to leave simple carbohydrate out of the diet is that
they have a negative effect on your skin and how it ages. The more
sugar that is in the body the more you force a chemical reaction
causing sugars to attach to proteins and this is very detrimental to