How to Boost Your Metabolism

By: Jun Yuan Lim

Do you know that by doing some simple tweaks, you can actually boost your body's metabolism rate and lose weight faster?

In this article, I'm going to share with you 3 myths and truths about metabolism:

Myth #01 - Thin people have faster metabolism rates compared to people who are heavier

Truth: A heavier person, in fact, uses more calories than a thinner person because he/she will need to use more effort to move more kilos - thus he/she uses more calories.

Myth #02 - Cardio workouts are the best way to increase your body's metabolism's rate

Truth: It is true that 30 minutes of running will burn more calories compared to 30 minutes of weight training. However, the latter will keep your body's metabolism in a higher gear longer. It has also been proven in researches that the more muscles you have, the higher your resting metabolism will be.

Myth #03 - You'll get fatter as you grow older

Truth: Although it is true that your body's metabolism rate will slow down as you get older, but the change is very small - about 4% per decade if you continue exercising and keeping your body active.

The main reason why people grow fatter as they grow older is not due to age, but because they tend to get less active when they get older and hence, they lose muscle mass, and therefore, they start to become fatter.

I certainly hope the article above have helped you cleared up any questions you may have on how you can boost your body's metabolism rate and lose weight. I wish you all the best in your weight loss journey.

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