Burning Desire: 10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

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Ready to burn more calories without spending the entire day on the treadmill? The trick is to speed up your metabolism — and it’s not as hard as it sounds. It can actually be done through small changes you make each day. By modifying your workouts, staying hydrated, and switching up a few of your eating habits, you can control your metabolic rate. Ready to speed yours up a bit? Try a few (or all) of these tips.

1. Lift much?

The more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns. Even better — your calorie burn continues for a long time after you complete your last set. According to Health, “In a study at Southern Illinois University, exercisers who did a 15-minute resistance routine burned 100 extra calories a day for three days afterward.” When you strength train, it causes micro trauma to your muscles. Your body then works to rebuild the muscle, and burns additional protein and carbs in the process.

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